These days, Kate Hudson isn’t as focused on acting. Since 2013, her focus has been on activewear with her line, Fabletics. The company has continued to grow and be something Hudson seems quite proud of. Most of the movies she’s done in the past decade have been to poor reception, though we know she’s done well as an actress previously. Now, she’s stepping up to join a much-anticipated sequel in Knives Out 2.
The cast for this sequel grows by the day, and it is full of big names. Kate Hudson is joining Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, and Leslie Odom Jr. Daniel Craig is returning for the sequel, which has been purchased alongside Knives Out 3 for Netflix at a price tag of $400 million. Clearly, a fair amount of that budget is going to getting director Rian Johnson an all-star cast.
Not that anyone’s complaining. The first Knives Out had a stellar cast full of memorable performances. Daniel Craig played a detective in the film, investigating a murder within a wealthy and eccentric family. In these sequels, we can expect to see Daniel Craig again as the detective, likely investigating another family, although that hasn’t been clarified. Kate Hudson couldn’t pick a better or more anticipated project to jump back into her acting career for.
Notably, she has worked with some of the announced cast previously. Kate Hudson just worked with Leslie Odom Jr. in Sia’s Music. While that project wasn’t well-liked by audiences, she did receive a Golden Globe nomination for her part.
Most recently, we got to know Kathryn Hahn in Wandavision. She’s joined up for the Knives Out 2 cast alongside Kate Hudson. Previously, the pair worked together on How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Hahn played Hudson’s best friend, a girl who had a long string of failed and fast relationships. She was the inspiration for the article written in the movie where Hudson tried to replicate Hahn’s characters behavior with a man to see how she could drive him away. The pair played off each other well in some memorable scenes, including one where Kathryn Hahn pretended to be a therapist for the main couple in the movie. Hopefully, Knives Out 2 will show off some of their skills as comedic actresses.
The height of Kate Hudson’s acting career could be said to be the early 2000s. In 2000, she played Penny Lane in Almost Famous, which is her most memorable role for many. She won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in the role. Twenty years later, her part in the Cameron Crowe film is still talked about. She won over the rom-com crowd in 2003 with How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Then, she was cast in a long string of romantic comedies that didn’t fare as well with audiences, like Bride Wars, Fool’s Gold, and Something Borrowed. The opportunity for a role in Knives Out 2 seems like a great way to bring back the reputation she’d earned early on with Almost Famous.