Netflix reveals the first images of the film Backstabbing: The Glass Onion Mysterywhich will be released on December 23 on Netflix worldwide.
Golden Globe nominee Daniel Craig returns to play detective Benoit Blanc as he did in Daggers in the Back, moving to the Mediterranean to solve a new mystery. Like the first installment, Backstabbing: The Glass Onion Mystery is written and directed by Rian Johnson. The idea hatched in the filmmaker’s head in 2020. During lockdown, Johnson decided to take a fictional vacation… with a criminal twist. If Daggers in the Back was about bloody family ties, Daggers in the Back: The Mystery of the Glass Onion gives us a good reason to distrust our closest friends. When billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites some of his friends on a getaway to their private Greek island, it soon becomes clear that all is not perfect in paradise. And when someone turns up dead, who better than Benoit Blanc to unravel all the layers of the mystery?
The team has said about the film
Rian Johnson describes the casting choice as “throwing a dinner party.” On this occasion, at the table are Oscar nominee Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick (The Invisible Agent) and Madelyn Cline (Outer Banks), with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista (Army). of the dead). The writer-director assures: “You try to invite the actors and actresses you like, but the reality is that you never know. Luckily, we got a great team that understands each other perfectly.” The peculiar detective played by Daniel Craig is responsible for keeping them together. With his peculiar accent, Benoit Blanc reveals the most important clues. In fact, Johnson anticipates that Blanc will have a little more prominence on this occasion: “Without a doubt, we will get to know him a little better. Blanc is invited to solve this mysterious murder on the island, and it is through his eyes that we enter this world and discover the other characters.”
Tribute to The Beatles
Regarding the enigmatic title, the director has commented that it pays homage to the song Glass Onion by The Beatles and that it is due in part to the bombast of Craig’s character: “I’m always looking for something funny that Blanc can use as an exaggerated metaphor that repeats to exasperation. All of this is in the film from the beginning, so I came up with the idea of glass, which is very clear. I’m going to be very honest. I literally pulled out my iPhone and searched my music library for the word ‘glass’. The first thing that came out, because I’m a huge fan of The Beatles, was Glass Onion.”Backstabbing: The Glass Onion Mystery Not a sequel in the most traditional sense, the film is rooted in Johnson’s lifelong passion for Agatha Christie, whose most famous character, detective Hercule Poirot, appears in 33 of the writer’s novels, all of them with tones, different structures and plots. “In each book, she found a way of doing it that seemed unique and fresh, and it shows that each work was a new creative challenge for her,” says the filmmaker. In short, those who expect a repetition of the first will not find it. Johnson, whose original screenplay for Daggers in the Back was nominated for an Oscar, wanted everything in this new movie to be as different as possible. In any whodunnit, part of the fun is putting on your deerstalker and trying to guess the ending. and the culprit. Johnson has some advice for aspiring detectives: “This movie is a roller coaster, not a crossword puzzle.”Backstabbing: The Glass Onion Mystery premieres globally on Netflix on December 23. The game is officially underway.