The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on Wednesday morning that Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will have its world premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival. Knives Out had its world premiere at TIFF in 2019.
In the follow-up to the Oscar-nominated blockbuster Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Released in 2019 from Lionsgate with a budget of $40M, the original Knives Out went on to gross over $300M worldwide and earned an Academy Award nomination for Johnson’s original screenplay. A bidding war for the sequels ensued with Netflix shelling out a whopping $450M for the second and third film in the series, both to premiere exclusively on the streamer after a short, Oscar-qualifying theatrical run.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced alongside his partner Ram Bergman under their T-Street banner, the film will release globally on Netflix this holiday season.
The 47th Toronto International Film Festival will be a live, in-person event from September 8-18, 2022 with the festival lineup and schedule announced on August 23. Individual-ticket on-sale for TIFF Patrons Circle (by level) go on sale August 25 and individual tickets go on sale to the public on September 5.