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Knives Out Director Says Daniel Craig's Character Is 'Obviously Gay'

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Rian Johnson opens up about Blanc's sexuality.

(CNN) — The director of "Knives Out" is revealing the sexuality of Daniel Craig's character in the hit film.

Rian Johnson says super sleuth Benoit Blanc, a wacky detective, does have male lovers, Johnson confirmed at a BFI London Film Festival press conference.

Johnson was discussing "Glass Onion," the sequel to the 2019 mystery, which is set for a Netflix release Dec. 23. The movie will also have a one-week limited theatrical release on Nov. 23.

When asked about a scene in which Blanc is shown with a male lover, Johnson said, "Yes, obviously he is [gay]."

"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" also stars Edward Norton, Natasha Lyonne, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Dave Bautista.

Hugh Grant, Yo-Yo Ma, the late Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim play themselves in the movie.

Ethan Hawke is also listed among the cast in an uncredited part.

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