The versatile Rian Johnson turns his hand to murder mystery, channelling Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Columbo in a film that operates as a wry commentary on the genre whilst also being a wickedly clever whodunnit. Crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) has been found dead in his country manor in what appears to be a suicide. The heirs to his fortune are siblings Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her husband Richard (Don Johnson), Walt (Michael Shannon) and widowed Joni (Toni Collette), and their squabbling offspring. Everyone is a suspect and nothing is what it seems. Enter Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), an urbane southern detective who has been commissioned to find the murderer in the midst of this rogue’s gallery.
Nominated - Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards.