Knives Out 3 Just Cast Andrew Scott: Can We Expect Another Iconic Villain?

Knives Out 3 Just Cast Andrew Scott: Can We Expect Another Iconic Villain?
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The actor’s fans already have their predictions, and they’re likely to come true.

After months of almost complete silence, the Knives Out franchise makes a grand comeback to the news field with lots of pretty exciting updates.

Last week, Netflix finally dropped the first teaser for the franchise’s third installment that is now titled Wake Up Dead Man and will presumably cover Benoit Blanc’s most dangerous case ever. Fans haven’t even had enough time to explore the teaser and find some Easter eggs when the upcoming movie suddenly got its cast ensemble and once again broke the news.

Apart from all the other actors, Wake Up Dead Man will feature a major star, and his previous big roles may become some sort of hint for what he will be like in the future film.

According to Variety’s reports, Wake Up Dead Man has just added Andrew Scott to its main cast, which already includes The Crown ’s Josh O’Connor and Priscilla’s Cailee Spaeny. No details have yet been provided about the roles that the confirmed stars have landed, though Scott’s fans may have some thoughts about it, and fingers crossed they turn out to be true.

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An actor with vast dramatical experience in both theater and cinema, Andrew Scott rose to phenomenal fame after portraying the villainous Jim Moriarty in the 2010 BBC mystery crime drama show Sherlock where he starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

He then had a shift to a more peaceful, yet still breakout role of a “hot priest” in the Phoebe Waller Bridge-written and led series Fleabag, but then got back to his evil past in Netflix’s brand new psychological thriller show Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith’s famous novel.

Given Scott’s recognized exceptional talent for portraying psychopaths or rather relentless villains on screen, Knives Out’s third installment better not waste a unique opportunity, as the movie is already promised to be somewhat eerie and supernatural- coded.

Apart from Andrew Scott, Josh O’Connor and Cailee Spaeny, Daniel Craig is also in the main cast reprising his role of quirky detective Benoit Blanc.

Wake Up Dead Man is set to arrive on Netflix sometime in 2025.

Source: Variety