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    Kate Hudson Joins Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery Sequel Knives Out 2

    (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage via Getty Images)Oscar nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) is the latest star to join the ever-growing cast of Rian Johnson’s murder mystery sequel Knives Out 2 (via Deadline). Hudson will appear alongside Daniel Craig, who is reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, and the previously announced cast members Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, and Leslie Odom Jr. No plot or character details have been released yet for the upcoming sequel.Hudson most recently appeared in the drama Music, the docudrama Marshall, Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon, and the comedy-drama Mother’s Day. Her upcoming projects include Truth Be Told Season 2, the Michael Maren comedy Shriver, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s fantasy thriller Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.RELATED: Gunpowder Milkshake Posters and First Footage Tease Summer ReleaseProduction on Knives Out 2 is set to begin this summer in Greece, with Johnson back to write and direct the film, as well as produce alongside Ram Bergman. It was reported earlier this year that Netflix had acquired the franchise in a $400+ million deal that includes the next two installments.Knives Out first hit theaters in November 2019 to rave reviews from critics, garnering three Golden Globe nominations and an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay, and was a smash hit at the box office, grossing over $311 million at the global box office on its $40 million budget.The original film paid tribute to the celebrated works of Agatha Christie, plotting a modern-day murder mystery in which renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate the morning after his 85th birthday, sparking the interest of stylish private detective Benoit Blanc to investigate. Weaving his way through the eccentric Thrombey family and his devoted staff, Blanc must see through the intricate web of lies and red herrings to determine the truth behind Thrombey’s demise.RELATED: New to Netflix June 2021: All Movies & Shows Coming and GoingThe ensemble roster for Knives Out was led by Daniel Craig (No Time to Die) as Blanc and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as Harlan alongside Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Katherine Langford (Love, Simon), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Riki Lindhome (Kidding), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Jaeden Martell (Defending Jacob) and Noah Segan (The Pale Door).

    Truth Be Told Season 2: Kate Hudson Joins Octavia Spencer in Apple TV+ Series

    Truth Be Told Season 2: Kate Hudson Joins Octavia Spencer in Apple TV+ Series According to Deadline, Golden Globe winner Kate Hudson has officially signed for a leading role opposite Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the upcoming second season of Apple TV+‘s drama series Truth Be Told. The Almost Famous star is set to portray the role of a lifestyle guru and a longtime friend of Spencer’s Poppy Parnell named Micah Keith. This marks Hudson’s first major TV project as a series regular after seven years since her guest-starring role as Cassandra July in the fourth season of Glee. RELATED: Cary Fukunaga Eyeing First-Look Deal With Apple & Directing Masters of the Air In the first season of Truth Be Told, When new evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation, she comes face to face with Warren Cave, the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media, and race. Season 2 will follow Poppy and her friend Micah as a new case that deeply involves both of them unfolds and quickly puts their relationship to the ultimate test. Production on the new season is expected to begin later this month. The anthology series is being led by Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water, The Help) as Poppy Parnell. Season 1 featured Aaron Paul as Warren Cave and Lizzy Caplan in dual roles as twin sisters Josie and Lanie Burhman. It will also feature Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) as Shreve Scoville, Elizabeth Perkins (Sharp Objects) as Melanie Cave, Mekhi Phifer (ER) as Markus Knox, Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy) as Ingram Rhoades, Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Desiree Scoville, and Haneefah Wood (One Day at a Time) as Cydie Scoville. RELATED: Shriver: Michael Shannon, Kate Hudson & More Join Michael Maren Comedy The 10-episode thriller-drama series is written and executive produced by Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife), who also serves as showrunner. Along with Tramble, Truth Be Told is being executive produced by Octavia Spencer, Mikkel Norgaard, Reese Witherspoon, and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, and Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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