Earlier this week, director Rian Johnson announced on Twitter that filming had officially begun in at least one unnamed, yet stunning seaside location in Greece. With filming now underway, unofficial photos taken near the set have made their way to the internet. On Tuesday, the Daily Mail published a veritable treasure trove of photos showing Johnson, the “Knives Out 2” crew, and the stars of the sequel hanging out on set before cameras started rolling. And while the outlet’s report should be taken with a grain of salt, two surprising potential additions to the cast were spotted in the photos — Ethan Hawke and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Hawke appears in photos with co-stars Hudson and Bautista in what looks like the trio hanging out, in costume, preparing to film a scene. Additional photos of Hawke show the “Good Lord Bird” actor filming a scene with Craig’s Benoit Blanc and, separately, speaking with Johnson. As for Pinkett Smith, there is only one photo of the actor sitting on the back of a golf cart being transported to an unknown part of the set.
For now, no official statements have been issued regarding Hawke or Pinkett Smith’s involvement in “Knives Out 2.” That means we have no idea which characters the two stars might be playing or what their relationship to other characters in the movie might be. Fingers crossed that this casting is confirmed because the more details we have about the much-anticipated film, the better.