Mila Kunis is the latest star joining Daniel Craig in Netflix’s Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, the third film in the Knives Out franchise.


She joins recently announced new cast members Josh O'Connor, Andrew Scott, Cailee Spaeny, Glenn Close and Kerry Washington.

Craig will reprise his role as the world’s greatest detective after playing Benoit Blanc in the first Knives Out and the sequel Glass Onion, and it looks like his "most dangerous case yet" is just around the corner, as teased in a clip on X.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of Knives Out 3, which is set to be released on Netflix in 2025.

Knives Out 3 cast - Full list of confirmed actors for film

The confirmed cast is as follows:

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  • Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc
  • Josh O'Connor as TBC
  • Andrew Scott as TBC
  • Cailee Spaeny as TBC
  • Glenn Close as TBC
  • Kerry Washington as TBC
  • Mila Kunis as TBC

Read on for more information about the actors and where you've seen them before.

Daniel Craig plays Benoit Blanc

Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc and Janelle Monáe as Helen in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery talking together by the sea
Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc and Janelle Monáe as Helen in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Netflix

Who is Benoit Blanc? Benoit Blanc is the eccentric world-famous detective who drove Rian Johnson's two previous instalments in the franchise.

Fans will remember that the second film confirmed that Benoit was married to a character played by Hugh Grant.

But speaking to W in 2023, Craig said he hopes his character will remain as mysterious as possible in future instalments.

"Even though we've now seen a bit of his home life, I do hope that Benoit remains something of a mystery," he said. "I like that he arrives from some glamorous place and then disappears to another glamorous place, only to reappear again. He has a dream life."

Where have I seen Daniel Craig before? The actor remains best known for his role as James Bond in five films. He has also appeared in films such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Golden Compass, Layer Cake and Enduring Love.

Mila Kunis plays TBC

Ani looking at an engagement ring
Mila Kunis as Ani in Luckiest Girl Alive. Sabrina Lantos/Netflix

Where have I seen Mila Kunis before? Kunis rose to fame through her role as Jackie Burkhart in That '70s Show and went on to appear in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Friends with Benefits, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Bad Moms. She has also voiced Meg Griffin on Family Guy since 1999. Most recently, she led the cast of Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix.

Glenn Close plays TBC

Glenn Close as Carmel Snow in The New Look wearing a matching red suit and black accessories, smiling at someone.
Glenn Close as Carmel Snow in The New Look. Apple TV+

Where have I seen Glenn Close before? Close made her feature-length debut back in 1982 with The World According to Gary, before going on to star as Sarah Cooper in The Big Chill (1983) and Iris Gaines in The Natural (1984). The actress is also known for her roles in Fatal Attraction (1987), Albert Hobbs (2011), The Wife (2017) and Hillbilly Elegy (2020).

Kerry Washington plays TBC

Kerry Washington plays Mia Warren in Little Fires Everywhere wearing a black top and jeans
Kerry Washington as Mia Warren in Little Fires Everywhere. Hulu

Where have I seen Kerry Washington before? Washington is known for her roles in ABC drama Scandal, Ray, Mr and Mrs Smith, Django Unchained and Little Fires Everywhere.

Josh O’Connor plays TBC

Josh O'Connor photographed wearing a black tuxedo at the Met Gala 2024
Josh O'Connor at the Met Gala 2024. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Where have I seen Josh O’Connor before? O'Connor rocketed to superstardom thanks to his role as the young Prince Charles in The Crown. He went on to star in films including Emma., starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Sky Original film Aisha and the romantic drama God’s Own Country.

Most recently, O’Connor starred in Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers alongside Mike Faist and Zendaya.

Andrew Scott plays TBC

Andrew Scott on the red carpet for Ripley, wearing a green suit and smiling with his hand in his pocket.
Andrew Scott. Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images

Where have I seen Andrew Scott before? Scott is best known for his BAFTA-winning role as Moriarty in the BBC's Sherlock series, while Fleabag fans will also know him as the ‘Hot Priest’. The actor has also appeared in Pride, the war film 1917 and All of Us Strangers.

Scott’s casting marks an exciting James Bond reunion, as the actor previously starred alongside Craig in Spectre.

Cailee Spaeny plays TBC

Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley and Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley pose for wedding photos in Priscilla.
Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley and Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley in Priscilla. A24

Where have I seen Cailee Spaeny before? Spaeny previously appeared in the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, The Basis of Sex, as well as the TV show Mare of Easttown. She’s also known for appearing in Civil War and The First Lady. Recently, she starred as Elvis Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla, in Sofia Coppola's 2023 biopic of the same name.

Rumoured Knives Out 3 cast members

Tom Hardy in Legend wearing a suit by a brick wall
Tom Hardy in Legend. Studiocanal

With the Knives Out 3 cast starting to take shape, the rumour mill is whirring once again, with many fans speculating about who else could join the cast.

Rumoured names tipped to join Craig in the ensemble cast of the film include Tom Hardy (Venom) and Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday), but these additions are yet to be confirmed and fans will have to wait and see.

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