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13 Reasons Why Star Katherine Langford Cast In Rian Johnson's Knives Out

Katherine Langford will continue to deal with death in her next major project — albeit in a much, much different way. 

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the 13 Reasons Why actress has been cast in Knives Out, the murder mystery feature from Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson. Details on the character Langford will play weren't revealed at the time of her casting. 

Langford joins a sterling cast that includes the likes of Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans, Sorry to Bother You actor Lakeith Stanfield, Halloween icon Jamie Lee Curtis, Blade Runner 2049 breakout Ana de Armas, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon, Golden Globe-winner Toni Collette, Miami Vice legend Don Johnson, and Bond — James Bond — himself, Daniel Craig. Christopher Plummer, who made headlines last year as "The Dude Ridley Scott Chose to Replace Kevin Spacey in All in the Money in the World," and It film series star Jaeden Lieberher round out the cast. 

Information on Knives Out is pretty thin at this point, with the only solid knowledge we have being that Craig leads the pic as a detective who must put his unparalleled skills to good use as he attempts to solve what's been described as a "modern-day whodunit murder mystery." On the whole, Knives Out is billed as being in the vein of Johnson's previous films — including Brick and Looper — in that it will "hearken back" to a "more singular vision." Sounds like the film is one part Murder on the Orient Express and one part story-driven tale, with a potential splash of unexpected twists thrown in there for taste. 

News of Langford's attachment to Knives Out comes shortly after Johnson announced that the feature had started principal photography in Boston, Massachusetts on October 30. To his Twitter page, the filmmaker shared a black-and-white picture of a production slate with the caption, "Aaaaaaaaaaand we're off."

Ever since Langford stunned as Hannah Baker on the Netflix drama-series-turned-global-phenomenon 13 Reasons Why, which chronicles a group of high school students as they come to terms with the circumstances surrounding and events that led to the suicide of their classmate, the actress has become quite the hot commodity. Marvel Studios and directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo recently secured Langford for Avengers 4, in a role that, unsurprisingly, hasn't yet been announced. Netflix also tapped her for another series exclusive to the streaming platform: the Frank Miller-co-created venture Cursed, which reimagines the legend of King Arthur. 

Though she's best known for her work on the small screen, Langford has proven her talents on the silver one as well. This year, she appeared as Vesna in The Misguided and impressed as Leah Burke in the smash-hit teen romantic comedy-drama Love, Simon

It's evident that everyone wants a piece of Langford these days, and it'll be interesting to see how she moves from projects aimed at a younger audience (her two biggest roles, on 13 Reasons Why and in Love, Simon, are favorites among adolescents) to one like Knives Out — which, by and large, sounds like something parents might not want their tweens and teens seeing without supervision. 

From FilmNation Entertainment and Media Rights Capital, the production company behind Baby Driver and Mortal EnginesKnives Out doesn't have a release date as of yet.