During their cast gaming evenings, Daniel Craig’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery co-star Madelyn Cline confesses that “we solved almost none of the cases.”
Janelle Monáe is pretty severe about game night.
At the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, the cast of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery stopped by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly’s photo and video studio on Sunday. They laughed about how they grew closer while filming overseas.
The whodunit murder-writer/director, mystery’s Rian Johnson, recalled how they would all get together on the weekends to play a game of “Mafia,” with Monáe, 36, particularly getting into character.
As the others nodded in agreement, 48-year-old Johnson turned to Monáe and said, “I can tell you who was most stylish.” We were in Belgrade and somehow Janelle packed Sherlock Holmes capes, caps, fake mustaches, and enormous briar pipes. It was wonderful. Janelle would show up in costume, in character.
Monáe quips, “You never know when you’ll need it.” “No, I’m a murder-mystery game addict,”
Characters are “more colorful,” says Dave Bautista, explaining why Knives Out 2 will be “better” than the first game.
While taking a break from filming the much-awaited Netflix sequel, the group alternated hosting the game parties. According to Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. was at his best in that role. Daniel Craig, the detective from the Knives Out series, is said to have “solved exactly none of the crimes,” according to their co-star Madelyn Cline.
Kathryn Hawn also acknowledges, “I wouldn’t say I was especially gifted at ‘Mafia’ either,”
“It was incredibly enjoyable,” Johnson continues of the gatherings, “it was like a cross between a theatre camp and a ‘Mafia’ game.”
Tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites his closest friends to visit him on his private island, but one of them soon dies. This is the subject of the follow-up film.
On December 23, Netflix will release the mystery series Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which also stars Jessica Henwick, Edward Norton, and Dave Bautista.