Knives Out—In theaters November 27, 2019. Check out the official Knives Out trailer starring Chris Evans! Let us know what you think in the. Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair.