Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its second wave of programming, led by a closing night screening of writer-director Rian Johnson
's hotly anticipated new Lionsgate
mystery Knives Out
. A tribute to the work of Agatha Christie
, Knives Out stars Daniel Craig
as debonair Detective Benoit Blanc, sent to investigate the death of a renowned crime novelist played by Christopher Plummer
. Knives Out
will be Fantastic Fest 2019's closing night film with Johnson in attendance for a special presentation at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX on Thursday, September 26th.
"Rian Johnson is a consistently thrilling and brilliant director whose work has enthralled Fantastic Fest audiences for the past 15 years," said Fantastic Fest Creative Director Evrim Ersoy
. "The chance to close out the festival with his unique and ingenious murder mystery was too good an offer to pass up!"
Cannes Palme d'Or winner Parasite
will also play