Matrix Resurrections star Jessica Henwick says Rian Johnson is forced to cast her in Knives Out 2
Jessica Henwick is preparing to have a great year. the Game of thrones and Iron fist alum is currently playing Matrix resurrections, which is the first film in the franchise to release since 2003. In honor of the film’s release, Henwick recently had a conversation with Hollywood journalist where she talked about the new movie and more, including why she declined Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. The next big movie to look forward to from Henwick is knives outside 2. During the conversation with THR, she revealed that director Rian Johnson was “obligated” to cast it.
“When I was a teenager I watched Brick in school and I loved it,” explained Henwick. “So I wrote [Rian Johnson] a fan email, and he never responded. Cut to seven years later I’m in [‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’], and I’m supposed to go back to [‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’]. But Rian excludes me from the project! Cut to this year, I was finally sent this script and I was like, “Coach me. Give me a zoom. I don’t care if I get it. I just want to talk to Rian. So I told him all about it. I was like, ‘I have a bone to pick up with you!’ And of course he was forced – he was morally obligated – to throw me into “Knives Out.”
In addition to Henwick, knives outside 2 is set to see the return of Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc as well as a roster of new star talent. Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyne Cline and Ethan Hawke are all slated to star in the film, which production ended in September.
“I’m so lucky to have Rian in my life,” Daniel Craig shared recently. “He’s such a great writer. This script came along and I was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I couldn’t believe he wanted me to play it. I was saying, “It says southern accent you went here. Really? “And he’s like ‘Yeah?’ We just finished the second, literally weeks ago. They just finished in Serbia. Dare I say it’s better? We’ll see. I don’t want to tempt fate. It’s different, and that is. is the amazing thing. It’s still a mystery Benoit Blanc, but it’s very different. I’m very excited about it. ”
Stay tuned for more updates on Knives out 2, which does not yet have a release date. In the meantime, you can catch Henwick in Matrix resurrections, which is now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.