Aired tonight on France 2, Rian Johnson’s detective film “A couteaux tirés” has a legendary actor from the Star Wars saga among its four-star cast. Have you noticed?
Airing tonight on France 2, Rian Johnson’s delightful detective comedy Knives Out of Tune offers us a thrilling investigation into the murder of Harlan Thrombey, a famous crime writer played by Christopher Plummer.
Among the suspects who make up the four-star cast of this revisited Cluedo, we find in particular Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas (three years before Dying Can Wait), Chris Evans, Michael Shannon or Jamie Lee Curtis. In addition, in the more secondary characters of the film there is an iconic actor from the Star Wars saga, whom you certainly know more for his voice (and his talents as a puppeteer) than for his face.
Indeed, it is the actor and director Frank Oz who plays Alan Stevens, Harlan Thrombey’s lawyer in charge of reading the latter’s family a most disappointing testament, at the beginning of the film. Famous for playing the venerable Yoda since his very first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, Frank Oz can also boast of having played a significant role in shaping the character in the late 1970s.
After bringing the Muppet Show’s most iconic creatures to life alongside Jim Henson, genius puppeteer Frank Oz was given a new mission, while George Lucas worked on the second feature in his trilogy. original. To offer movement, a breath, a soul, to the new character of the film: an old sage with green skin and pointy ears, in charge of ensuring the training of Luke Skywalker.
Developed by Jim Henson, Stuart Freeborn and Wendy Fraud, this little Jedi master was waiting for Frank Oz’s fairy fingers to come to life. Reluctant at the idea of letting him interpret the character vocally at first, George Lucas also ended up abdicating when he discovered the wonderful performance of the puppeteer on the set.
Also present in the cast of The Last Jedi – Star Wars episode VIII released in 2017 and directed by Rian Johnson – Frank Oz therefore finds the director for the second time in Knives Out. Note also that Daniel craig, protagonist of the feature film, also appeared in postlogy since he played (very discreetly) a stormtrooper in Le Réveil de la Force.
(Re) discover our video dedicated to Yoda …