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Chris Evans to join Daniel Craig in Rian Johnson's Knives out

Earlier today, Chris Evans took to Twitter to announce that he had officially wrapped on AVENGERS 4, bringing an end to the character he's played for the past eight years. The actor wasted no time in lining up his next gig as Deadline reports that he's set to join Daniel Craig in Rian Johnson's murder-mystery film KNIVES OUT.

KNIVES OUT was one of the hottest projects to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival, with many distributors bidding on the project before Media Rights Capital walked away as the victor. Not much is known about the film other than it will be a contemporary murder mystery with Daniel Craig playing a detective assigned to solve the crime. Chris Evans' role hasn't been revealed at this time. Rian Johnson, who will be writing and directing the film, has long been a fan of Agatha Christie and it's said that KNIVES OUT will be inspired by those classic whodunits. The director was also quite eager to work with Daniel Craig.

I have been a huge fan and always wanted to work with him and as I worked on the script, trying to get it right, Ram and I were wringing our hands over who could be the detective. Then, serendipitously, we heard Daniel might have a small window, and it worked out. He’s an actor of extraordinary range, and we are looking forward to the fun of finding that modern detective, and collaborating with Daniel on creating a new Poirot.

It's expected that KNIVES OUT will start shooting before the year is out as Daniel Craig has a free spot on his schedule thanks to BOND 25 having been pushed back. As for Chris Evans, he'll be seen next year in both AVENGERS 4 and THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT.

Source: Deadline

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