Where was 'Knives Out' filmed? The house and filming locations of the whodunit movie

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Knives Out is a brilliant comedy thriller about a murder mystery, a classic whodunit film inspired by the original Sleuth movie from 1972. The plot revolves around a dysfunctional family who is brought together to celebrate the 85th birthday of crime novelist and wealthy patriarch Harlan Thrombey. The next morning he is found murdered in his rich mansion.

This new film from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is boasting a stellar cast including James Bond Daniel Craig, playing an American Poirot detective, Benoit Blanc. Also joining the cast are Captain America Chris Evans, Don Johnson (Watchmen, Miami Vice), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Ana De Armas (No time to die, Blade Runner 2049), Toni Collette (Unbelievable), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Jaeden Martell (It) and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water).

Knives Out was filmed in and around Boston, Massachusetts. The house is the key location of the film, becoming a a full-scale cluedo board game. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations that we've discovered so far:

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Most of the film takes place in the Ames Mansion, a 1920s home south of Boston in Borderland State Park. This manor, that has belonged to the same family for more than 100 years, provided interiors like the main hall and library. Production designer David Crank commented in an interview that they only used the first floor of the house and sections of the exteriors. Then crew built the second floor and the third floor on a stage.
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However, there's no info about the location of the house exteriors (probalby the owners prefer to keep it a secret), filmed somewhere else in the Boston area. IMDb reports that the Thrombey Home is the Langwater Estate in Easton, but that historic manor is not the same one used for the shoot. Image courtesy of Lionsgate

Knives Out after credits
Some more reported filming locations include the the old Registry of Motor Vehicles building on Marlborough's Maple Street, Medfield State Hospital, Natick, Wellesley, Maynard, Waltham, and Canton.

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  1. Husband and I went to see the movie today...it is fabulous! Loved all the twists and turns as you went down the journey with the movie theater audience to help solve the murder. Lots of ahs and I told you so whispers in the audience. Daniel Craig was outstanding. Always have been a Don Johnson fan so he was easy on the eyes to watch! Go and enjoy this awesome entertaining movie! M-

  2. The two pictures of the mansion posted ARE the same estate.....

    1. One was a screenshot, the other one from the making of the movie.

  3. Apparently the HH Hunnewell Estate, Pond Rd., Wellesley/Natick


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