Game of Thrones veteran Jessica Henwick joins the cast of Knives Out 2

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I’m pretty sure that Jessica Henwick has the best agent in the world. The 28-year-old actor has been in the game for just over a decade, and already she’s been in major franchises like Star Wars (as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava in The Force Awakens), Game of Thrones (as Sand Snake Nymeria Sand), and Marvel (as Colleen Wing in Iron Fist and The Defenders). And she’s about to appear in The Matrix 4 and Knives Out 2, according to The A.V. Club.

Don’t get me wrong: Henwick is good — she was the best part of Iron Fist, in particular — but a lot of people are good without having that amazing resume. She’s on a rocket straight to the top, and joining Rian Johnson’s sequel to his fabulously entertaining mystery movie Knives Out can only help her. The movie will also feature Daniel Craig back in the role of Benoit Blanc, as well as a host of impressive newcomers, among them Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson and more.

Who would have thought that Nymeria Sand would blow up like this?

As with the other new cast members, we don’t know who Henwick is playing, although we do know that Netflix plunked down $450 million for the privilege of streaming both Knives Out 2 and 3, one of the biggest deals for the rights to a movie series ever made. That rocket is still on its way up.

Lena Headey mows down assassins in Gunpowder Milkshake

As long as we’re talking about stuff Game of Thrones veterans are up to, Netflix released a new trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake, the movie where Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Karen Gillan play a mother-daughter assassin team who take on an elite murder-for-hire syndicate. Joining them are other legends like Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh and Angela Bassett. It’s kind of like John Wick but with iconic actresses, which is fine with me:

We don’t know when the Knives Out sequels are coming, but Gunpowder MIlkhake drops on Netflix on July 14.

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