Daniel Craig On Why Knives Out Is a 'Grand Piece of Entertainment'

Knives Out has received praise for its fresh take on a classic whodunit set up. However, according to star Daniel Craig, the movie is much more than a modern adaption of the mystery genre.

Speaking to NPR, Craig spoke about how the movie compares to other mystery films and stories, saying that the star-studded cast elevates the film to an entirely new level.

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"Rian's a fan of — as I am — of Agatha Christie, and certainly of the sort of big movies that came out when I was a kid, like Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile," he said. "They were event movies with lots of big stars in them ... just sort of grand pieces of entertainment. And that's what, I think, this movie sets out to be and succeeds in doing."

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In the film, Craig stars as Benoit Blanc, a private detective who is hired to investigate the murder of mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer).

Written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson, Knives Out stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas, and Jamie Lee Curtis, Jaeden Martell, Katherine Langford, Frank Oz, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, and Riki Lindhome. It is in theaters now.

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