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Whodunnit? It might be any one of the seemingly dozens of big-name stars in Rian Johnson's murder mystery "Knives Out."

Lionsgate dropped the first trailer for the film, which represents a return for Johnson to more intimate genre pieces after making "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The director started his career with character-focused movies like "Looper" and "The Brothers Bloom," as well as acclaimed TV episodes like "Breaking Bad's" "Ozymandias."

In "Knives Out," a family gathering goes horribly wrong when the patriarch, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), dies. Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield play two detectives who investigate the death and discover all sorts of twisted family secrets. Among the suspects are Harlan's daughter Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis), son Walt (Michael Shannon), and grandson Ransom (Chris Evans).



That's just the start of the star-studded cast, which also includes Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell.

“The idea was to take everything I love about a great Agatha Christie story and put it into a new original story set in modern-day America,” Johnson told Entertainment Weekly.

The trailer exhibits a fun, madcap, zany tone. It's definitely cool to see Evans and Craig, in particular, step so far outside the roles that have defined them (Captain America and James Bond).

"Knives Out" opens in theaters November 27.