The Thromby family will not be returning to star in the upcoming “Knives Out” sequels for Netflix, but Daniel Craig’s Detective Benoit Blanc will be back.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Lynda Drysdale, revealed the news in a post on Instagram.
“To clear up any rumours, the Thromby family is in family counseling and the therapist suggested they stay away from Benoit Blanc in the future,” wrote Curtis on Monday, April 1.
She continued, “NONE of us will be joining Mr. Blanc in Greece. As the family spokesperson, we wish the filmmakers all our best in their new venture.”
Detective Benoit Blanc’s next cases will be for Netflix. The streaming company said it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed 2019 whodunit, “Knives Out.”
Netflix declined to say how much it was paying for the films, which Johnson will direct with Craig returning as the inspector. But, the 53-year-old actor could potentially earn more than $100 million for the sequel films according to sources who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter.
Johnson, who wrote and directed the 2019 hit film, could also be scoring $100 million.
Deadline, which first reported the deal, said the price would approach $450 million — making it one of Netflix’s largest — and most sweater-clad — acquisitions.
It also lands Netflix something it has dearly sought: the kind of major film franchises that traditional studios have long depended on. Production on the second “Knives Out”, written by Johnson and produced by him and Ram Bergman, is to begin this summer.
Netflix outbid several other streaming services to land “Knives Out,” something that was even possible because the 2019 film was produced by Media Rights Cable and distributed by Lionsgate on a single-picture deal. Made for $40 million, “Knives Out” grossed $311.4 million in worldwide ticket sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.