Knives Out Director Rian Johnson Campaigns for Michael Shannon to Host SNL

is the director finest recognized for helming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper, Brick, and the “Ozymandias” episode of Breaking Bad, and his upcoming film seems simply as promising. Knives Out is about to hit theaters subsequent month and includes a star-studded forged, together with Michael Shannon, who has appeared within the DC Extended Universe as Zod in addition to many revered movies, together with Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Recently, Chicago critic, Nick Allen, tweeted that he discovered of Shannon’s goals to host Saturday Night Live. The tweet caught the eye of Johnson, who’s all for the concept.

“Just learned from that he’s always wanted to be on SNL. Obviously the world needs this more than most things. Time to start a Twitter movement #ShannonOnSNL @rianjohnson,” Allen wrote.

“C’mon people let’s redeem the internet #ShannonOnSNL,” Johnson replied.

If you’d additionally like to see Shannon host SNL, take to Twitter with the hashtag #ShannonOnSNL!

In addition to Shannon, stars Daniel Craig (James Bond 25), Chirs Evans (Avengers: Endgame), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Ana de Armas (Bond 25) Toni Collette (Hereditary), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Jaeden Martell (IT), and Christopher Plummer (The Forger). Frank Oz (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) can be anticipated to seem in a currently-unknown function. Here’s the official synopsis for Knives Out:

“Described as a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry when the family’s patriarch (Christopher Plummer) dies and two detectives (Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield) are sent to investigate the scene.”

Knives Out can be the primary undertaking Johnson has launched since The Last Jedi, with the director experimenting in different genres earlier than returning to a galaxy far far-off in his personal Star Wars trilogy.

“The fact is that they’re nonetheless determining their schedule, their sport plan, so if it’s attainable for me to squeeze in one other movie earlier than or whereas engaged on that, I’ll,” Johnson just lately defined.


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Knives Out hits theaters all over the place on November 27th.

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