After Glass Onion, a trailer for Poker Face, Rian Johnson's whodunit series

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After Knives Out and Glass Onion, Rian Johnson tried his hand at serial whodunit with Poker Face, which was unveiled in a new trailer.

Previously confined to more confidential feature films with his Looper and his first attempt Brick(we prefer to forget An almost perfect Scam) the arrival of Rian Johnson in postlogy was a game-changer. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a dazzling springboard for the director and he confirmed his potential with the successful investigations of Benoit Blanc, carried by Daniel Craig in At Knives Out and the clever Glass Onion.

After having returned the whodunit in two films, the filmmaker tried to bring once again a little freshness to the genre by submitting it to the serial format. This production has a name, Poker Face, and after a first trailer that unveiled the cast, here is another one to set the tone… and it is difficult to sulk his pleasure in front of this preview.

On the program, Charlie Cale embarks on a long journey at the wheel of his Plymouth Barracuda. At each stop, she meets new people and can't help but solve crimes with an extraordinary ability to spot liars. A true detective in spite of herself, Charlie's gift is likely to attract a lot of covetousness (this is possibly what leads her to take off but perhaps her destiny will catch up with her, we'll see).

Casting is an argument on its ownbetween Ron Perlman, Benjamin Bratt, Jameela Jamil, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte (and many others) and actors accustomed to detective series and films (24 heures chrono, American Crime Story , New York, Judicial Police, Zodiac).

The director also finds Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody and Natasha Lyonne (the star of the proposal, revealed in Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black), with whom he worked respectively on Brick, An almost perfect scam and Glass Onion for a little cameo that potentially teased his future collaboration with the actress (she plays Among Us with Blanc , would a crossover be in sight?).

Until its cast , everything smacks of a tender, mischievous and geeky wink. That's why many of the lines in the trailer will allude to the first At daggers drawn while the heroine's faculty is reminiscent of Ana de Armas' gastric reflux in the face of lies. The gentleman always has fun with eccentric concepts and the episodes will certainly be no exception to the rule.

The humor of his films is also found here through perfectly paced dialogues and situations. The grammar of the genre is also present with striking camera movements (zooms or tracking shots) to dwell on details, magnified by careful aesthetics. Classic, but very effective, the bonhomie that emerges from the preview makes you want. The frustration is only greater since the first four episodes land on January 26, 2023 on Peacock and the rest will be broadcast weekly every Thursday. However, no indication of its release in France has yet been received.

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