Netflix secures the rights to the ‘Knives Out’ sequels starring Daniel Craig, reports say

"Knives Out" and "Zodiac."
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in “Knives Out” and Robert Downey Jr alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in “Zodiac.”

Netflix closed on a massive deal for two sequels to the 2019 blockbuster “Knives Out,” with Rian Johnson set to direct and Daniel Craig featuring again as Benoit Blanc, according to Deadline and Variety.

Netflix spent $450 million on the sequels, according to the reports, making it one of the largest streaming-movie deals ever.

According to Deadline, Apple, Amazon, and Netflix bid on rights to the sequels. The first film, acquired by Media Rights Capital and distributed through Lionsgate, cost $40 million and grossed $311 million. The first sequel will begin shooting in Greece on June 28, and casting will now start.

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