SUMMARY Knives Out finds writer/director Rian Johnson at his most playful, delivering a murder mystery that's often hilarious. It's full of razor-sharp wit, clever twists, and some insight into modern America. STORY Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is dead of an apparent suicide. As his family - comprised of Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, and others - mourn his passing, one man suspects foul play. He's Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), renowned gentleman sleuth, who's hired anonymously to investigate the death. Meanwhile, Thrombey's nurse (Ana de Armas) enters the fold, holding secrets of her own.