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Want to learn more about murder mystery screenplays and how Rian Johnson writes? Read and download Knives Out.


SPOILER ALERT: Do not read further if you have yet to see Knives Out. We are going to unpack the script and there will be spoilers.



Murder is one way to bring a family together. A mystery is another.



Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is an excellent, original film that gives you twists and turns around every corner. Now, Johnson’s screenplay has become available for your reading pleasure. Plus you can download it, take it anywhere, and use it to inspire your next work.



Let’s go over the Knives Out script, look at a few pages for inspiration, and talk about what makes a great murder mystery: The characters!



Read and Download the Knives Out screenplay.



I can’t believe Ransom (Chris Evans) did it. But then Marta (Ana de Armas) undid it. Kind of. But then her patient and friend, Harlan (Christopher Plummer), redid it — so it was done.



If that sentence was confusing for you, I am sorry. But that’s the way it goes.

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Source: No Film School