Director Rian Johnson has publicly acknowledged that Daniel Craig’s character Benoit Blanc is “obviously gay”.
During a press conference at the London Film Festival, Rian Johnson disclosed that Benoit Blanc, the lead detective played by the James Bond actor, is queer. On being asked about a scene in the upcoming movie that depicts Benoit with a male lover he said, “Yes, he obviously is. And there’s nobody in the world I can imagine bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with”.
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Though the character of Benoit Blanc’s male lover is still not revealed and Daniel Craig said in the press conference, “No spoilers but who wouldn’t want to live with that person?”
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and the movie was highly praised by the audience and the early reviews read “so much fun” and “an enormously pleasant movie that is at least as amusing as the previous tour, if not more.”
This film is a sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out and it is the second film of the franchise that comes with a new story and cast and also draws inspiration from the Hercule Poirot detective novel series by Agatha Christie. Apart from the eccentric plot, cinematography and picturesque location, the title of the film also holds a special attraction for the audience.
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery tells the story of a tech billionaire’s murder on an island. In the film, Norton’s character Miles Bron, a software millionaire, owns a private Greek island where Benoit Blanc is tasked with solving a murder case.
The film has an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Craig, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will have a limited one-week theatrical release on November 23 and later it will be streamed worldwide on Netflix from December 23.