It’s been three years since the first “Knives Out” film was released on Netflix, and Daniel Craig hasn’t used the accent he used in the film, which has caused him to forget how his character spoke. He recently revealed that he was able to regain his voice prior to filming the sequel.
The “James Bond” actor revealed that he worked with an accent coach for three or four months before returning to set in an interview with Empire Magazine’s profile of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
He’d “forgotten” the Southern accent he’d originally used for the character of detective Benoit Blanc.
“I didn’t want to do a pastiche. I wanted to make it as grounded and as anchored in reality as possible.”
Chris Evan’s character Ransom Drysdale described his accent in the first film as a “Kentucy-fried Foghorn Leghorn drawl.”
Craig’s voice changed dramatically in the film, as he is well-known for his British accent, which he has used for the past 15 years in the role of James Bond.
The sequel to “Knives Out” will take fans overseas, as the film will be set on a private island in Greece owned by a wealthy man played by Edward Norton.
As of this writing, the plot of “Glass Onion” has remained a mystery, but some of the cast members who will appear in the film have been revealed.
The cast also includes Lesle Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Dave Batista, Madelyn Cline, Ethan Hawke, and Jessica Henwick, in addition to the 54-year-old actor.
The film is scheduled to be released on Netflix on December 23, but according to the outlet, some fans may be able to watch it sooner because it will be premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival next month.
The first film was a success, receiving positive reviews from critics. The original “Knives Out” revolved around the death of Harlan Thrombey, which Blanc (Craig) investigated.
Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Frank Oz, Jaeden Martell, and many others appear in the original film.