Leslie Odom Jr. has been cast in 'Knives Out 2'.

The 'One Night In Miami' actor - who recently earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Sam Cooke in Regina King's drama - is said to be the latest star to sign up for the highly anticipated sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Odom Jr. has joined the cast alongside other newcomers including Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton and Dave Bautista.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc in the movie with Rian Johnson returning to direct, write and produce for Netflix.

Plot details for the upcoming film are being kept under wraps, but it will centre around Blanc solving another crime, and production on the motion picture is expected to start in Greece this summer.

The first movie was a hit when it was released in 2019 and centred on Blanc who was sent to investigate the murder of a renowned crime novelist. An all-star ensemble cast included Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas and Don Johnson.

Lee Curtis previously confirmed that she would not be appearing in the sequel as Linda Drysdale.

The 'Halloween' star wrote on Instagram: "To clear up any rumours, the Thromby family is in family counselling and the therapist suggested they stay away from Benoit Blanc in the future. Linda was fine as she kicked her loafer wearing p**** of a husband, sorry @donjohnson to the curb.

"The rest of them are hustling. Ransom is apparently in the knitting sweater business, a new skill he picked up in the slammer. Joni has some vaginal scented bath bomb, Walt is self-publishing his memoir. NONE of us will be joining Mr. Blanc in Greece. As the family spokesperson we wish the filmmakers all our best in their new venture (sic)."