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Knives Out is a 2019 American ensemble black comedy-thriller film written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson. Described as a modern take on the murder mystery genre, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch's death leads a master detective to investigate. The film stars an ensemble cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019 and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 27, 2019, by Lionsgate.

In Knives Out, Plummer plays Harlan Thrombrey, an acclaimed author known best for his crime novels. When his family, whom he has invited into his home to celebrate his birthday, finds him dead, a detective named Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig with an unplaceable, but possibly Southern, accent) enters the fold to solve the mystery. Of course, some of the Thrombreys (like Linda Drysdale-Thrombrey, played by Jamie Lee Curtis) insist that the patriarch ended his own life, but the detective suspects foul play.

This is not the Christopher Plummer the world is used to. The Oscar-winning actor has appeared in more than 100 films, and he’s perhaps most famous for his dashing portrayal of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and his more recent takeover of Kevin Spacey’s role in All the Money in the World, in which he played the notorious J. Paul Getty.

But this summer, Plummer will hit theaters as a wisecracking, weed-dealing grandpa in Boundaries. Putting an irreverent spin on the classic road-trip movie, the film follows Jack Jaconi (Plummer) and his formerly estranged family as they drive across the country. Vera Farmiga plays his daughter, who is forced to reunite with her, shall we say, non-traditional father after he’s kicked out of his nursing home, for reasons not entirely unrelated to the weed dealing. The family dynamic is what caught Farmiga’s eye from the very beginning.

2015 Remember

Remember is a 2015 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan and written by Benjamin August. The film stars Dean Norris, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven, Jürgen Prochnow, Henry Czerny and Kim Roberts. The film is scheduled to be released on January 15, 2016, by A24 Films.

Remember: Christopher Plummer TIFF 2015 Movie Premiere Gala Arrival

2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness 

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

2013 Elsa and Fred

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. 

2012 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight  

Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.  

2011 Priest movie

Priest is a 2011 American supernatural action film with Christopher Plummer as Monsignor Orelas

2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an upcoming English-language thriller film that is the second film based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson with Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger.

2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness 

September 7, 2012 

Rosamund Pike (An Education) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) have signed on to co-star in Hector and the Search for Happiness, THR has reported.The pair will star alongside Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz) in the dramedy, which Solution Entertainment Group will be presenting to buyers at the 37th annaul Toronto International Film Festival this month.

Adapted by Peter Chelsom and Maria von Heland from François Lelord’s best-selling novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness centers on a psychiatrist  (Pegg) who searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.Pike will play his devoted girlfriend, while Plummer will take on the role of Professor Coreman, Happiness Studies teacher at UCLA.Chelsom will direct, with production due to commence in January next year.Pike will next be seen in Jack Reacher, opposite Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall, while Plummer is currently filming the Stephen Frears-directed Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.

2013 Elsa and Fred

Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, Oscar winners both, will soon be bringing a little old-Hollywood glamor to New Orleans, as they head to town to work on the romantic comedy "Elsa & Fred." Directed by Michael Radford -- who also wrote the script, based on a 2005 Spanish-language film -- it is scheduled to shoot Dec. 3 to Jan. 17. 

The film tells the story of an aging couple who meet each other late in life, and who -- according to the film's entry -- "discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true." MacLaine will play Elsa, a Fellini-obsessed whirlwind who injects a newfound energy into Fred's life. Plummer will play Fred, who decides it's up to him to make Elsa's lifelong dream come true. 

"Elsa & Fred" is being produced by Matthia Whrenberg, Ricardo Kleinbaum, Jose Levy, Edward Saxon and Nicolas Veinberg for Defiant Pictures. It is one of the newest entries on the latest state-issued accounting of in-state film and TV production activity.

Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.

2012 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight   

Christopher Plummer to Star in HBO Muhammad Ali Film

The film details the legal fight between Ali and the U.S. government when the fighter became a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.

Plummer, in his first deal since being nominated for an Oscar for his work in Beginners, will portray Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II.

2011 Priest movie

Priest is a 2011 American horror film starring Paul Bettany as the title character and Christopher Plummer as Monsignor Orelas. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, is based on the Korean comic of the same name. In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest (Bettany) lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the priest's niece (Lily Collins) is kidnapped by vampires, the priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q).

2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The mighty acting veteran (oh, Captain my Captain von Trapp!) will play Henrik Vanger, the ailing tycoon who hires Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist to solve the mystery of his niece’s disappearance. 

Plummer will join the cast that already includes Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellen Skarsgard, Robin Wright Penn and Max von Sydow.David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel goes like this: “Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan.Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

The Girl With Dragon Tattoo’ wins best editing at Oscars 

Los Angeles, Feb 27 Director David Fincher’s “The Girl With Dragon Tattoo” won the golden statuette for best editing for Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall at the 84th Academy Awards.

One win out of five nominations ain't bad, right? The big screen adaption of Stieg Larsson's crime drama was a huge hit with audiences, but not so much with the Academy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned recognition for best actress in a leading role, cinematography, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing. Out of those options, one would imagine Rooney Mara would take home best actress, but that would be an incorrect assumption. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was awarded a little golden dude for film editing. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pulled some surprises Tuesday morning in its  Oscar nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, with the 5,783 voting members highlighting specific performances while snubbing the directors behind the films, and in other cases choosing a film and ignoring its stars.


Each of the four acting categories left at least one likely contender off the list in favor of a surprise choice. Rooney Mara scored a best actress nomination for her role in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,"  but her director, David Fincher, was ignored, as was the film in the best picture category. Mara's inclusion meant "We Need to Talk About Kevin's" lead actress Tilda Swinton was left off the list.



2015 Remember

Christopher Plummer stars as a man suffering from dementia and living in a nursing home in a frequent state of confusion. He is reminded by another resident that the two of them have concocted a plan. It’s one that sees him breaking out and on the road, as he hunts down a man who killed his family during the holocaust. But his unreliable memory and unclear plan make it a difficult journey.

There’s something rather uneasy about Remember. The lead character’s dementia is used as a thriller mechanic, rather like Guy Pearce’s short term memory loss in Memento. Whenever he wakes, he forgets what his objective is and must look at a letter to remind himself of his grisly revenge plan. It cheapens the disease and the film has zero interest in exploring the devastation it causes but rather how it can ramp up the suspense, of which there is very little of anyway.

The inept script, which sees Plummer’s geriatric character escape a nursing home with Liam Neeson ease and bump into precociously curious kids along his trip (“What’s a Naz-ee?”), makes for a perfect bedfellow with Egoyan’s flat TV movie direction and an overwrought score that sounds like a drunk impression of Bernard Herrmann. Despite a sensitive subject matter, this film is as subtle as a swastika. 

The plot is so bare bones that Plummer’s revenge tour of America and Canada slowly turns him into Goldilocks, searching for just the right elderly German man. Too Jewish! Too busy at the time! Too gay to be a Nazi! It’s predictably, repetitively silly and nothing more than entirely unconvincing. However, it’s easy to see what would attract Plummer to the role. It’s a screen-hogging turn and gives an actor in his 80s the chance to do more than just be a grandfather. But, despite his best efforts, his performance does little to elevate proceedings. It just makes it all even more depressing to see a fine actor such as him involved in dross like this. 

The second world war and its effects on those who survived is extremely well-worn territory. Remember wants to use this torment for cheap thrills and successfully trivialises a devastating lowpoint in history for a misfiring potboiler. As the dumb and manipulative last gasp twist is revealed, you’ll have difficulty remembering anything that came before it.