Andrew Scott and Josh O’Connor have joined the cast of Knives Out 3. 

The third instalment in the murder mystery franchise, sub-titled Wake Up Dead Man, is set to premiere on Netflix in 2025.

Directed by Rian Johnson, the film will see the return of Daniel Craig as master detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new case.

In similar vein to its predecessors, Wake Up Dead Man will boast an ensemble supporting cast with O’Connor, Scott and Priscilla‘s Cailee Spaeny, with more stars to be confirmed.

Before announcing the title of the threequel, Johnson said in a statement: “I love everything about whodunits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is.

“There’s a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and getting to explore that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc movies.”

The first film (2019), co-starring Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Lakeith Stanfield, received universal acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

The 2022 sequel, sub-titled Glass Onion, was met with similar praise and co-starred Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista and Jessica Henwick.

While the Knives Out franchise hasn’t been a major draw for queer audiences, Wake Up Dead Man will undeniably put rainbow bums in seats (at home, because it’s on Netflix) with the inclusion of O’Connor and Scott.

O’Connor is best known for his performances in the queer dramas God’s Own Country (2017) and Challengers (2024), both of which received universal critical acclaim.

Scott, who rose to fame with roles on Sherlock (2010-2017) and Fleabag (2019), was recently lauded for his performance in the LGBTQIA+ romantic fantasy All Of Us Strangers (2023), and has since starred in Ripley and the audio erotica series The Queen’s Guard (both 2024).

Additionally, O’Connor is set to star alongside Scott’s All Of Us Strangers co-lead Paul Mescal in The History of Sound, directed by Mary & George‘s Oliver Hermanus.

The film will follow two young men in the shadows of WWI who are determined to record the lives, voices and music of their American countrymen. Lionel (Mescal) and David (O’Connor) begin to log the events, whilst falling in love in the process. Visit here for everything we know so far.