Wake Up Dead Man | Rian Johnson shares set photo of a grey Daniel Craig as filming begins

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It’s day one of filming on Rian Johnson’s next Knives Out mystery, Wake Up Dead Man, and the filmmaker has shared a photo of Daniel Craig to prove it.

Daniel Craig is both a good actor and a good wearer of suits. As a reminder, Rian Johnson has shared a photo from the set of Wake Up Dead Man, showing Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc looking dapper in his latest bit of tailoring.

It also looks as though Johnson’s latest Knives Out murder mystery will see Craig sport a rather different hairstyle: longer, cleanly parted, like a blonde Brett Anderson out of 1990s indie rock outfit, Suede.

The photo commemorates the first day of shooting on Wake Up Dead Man, which now features a huge ensemble cast that would put your typical Marvel film to shame. In here you’ll find (deep breath) Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Kerry Washington, Glenn Close, Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis, Josh Brolin, Thomas Haden Church, and probably some others we’ve forgotten about.

Filming is currently underway in London, and the mystery is arguably among the highest-profile productions Netflix currently has on the horizon. Certainly, it’s worth a lot of money to the streaming giant; Netflix paid $400m for the rights to Knives Out, with the deal being for Rian Johnson and his production company, T-Street Productions, to make two sequels to the 2019 original. We’ve already had one – 2022’s Glass Onion – and Wake Up Dead Man is the second.

If it’s another ratings hit for Netflix, we’ll no doubt see more, assuming Daniel Craig wants to keep playing his keen-eyed, southern fried detective. Given that he was given a reported $100m salary to play Blanc in Glass Onion and Wake Up Dead Man, it’s likely that he will.

Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery will stream on Netflix in 2025.

Read more: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery review | Daniel Craig takes a bath

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