Ryan Johnson… Mikey Day
Margie… Ego Nwodim
Pam… Aidy Bryant
Frankie… Beck Bennett[Starts with Bowen informing Daniel Craig’s arrival to the directors.]
Bowen: Excuse me, Mr. Johnson. Daniel Craig is here for his session.
Ryan: Terrific. Send him in.
Bowen: Daniel, are you ready?
Daniel: Alright, thank you so much. Hi, guys. How’s it going?
Ryan: There he is, the future detective Benoit Blank. You remember Margie and Pam. Our casting directors.
Daniel: Hi, how are you?
Pam: Hey, Daniel. We are so happy your’e joining the Knives Out family.
Margie: Yeah. We really scored with this whole cast.
Daniel: Yeah. I just can’t wait to start shooting.
Ryan: Great! Well, today we want to just focus on developing your character.
Pam: Yeah. Now, as you know, Detective Blank is a genteel souther sleuth. So, if possible, we’d like you to do a southern accent.
Daniel: Yeah. No problem. I’ve been recently working with this great accent coach. So, if it’s cool, can I bring him in real quick? [the directors nod their heads yes] Hey, Frankie. Let’s go. Come on, let’s go.[Frankie walks in]
Frankie: Knock, knock. Ha-ha. Hello. I’m Franklin Huse. Daniel’s accent coach. I have to say, you are so lucky to be working with Dan. He’s a real pro.
Daniel: Oh, come on! You wanna talk about pro? Frankie here is a magician with dialects and accents.
Frankie: Sir, I blush. So, what are we cooking today again?
Ryan: Um, yeah. We just want Dan here to do a southern accent.
Frankie: Ah! My specialty. I’m a master of souther dialects. Is there a certain province you have in mind?
Margie: I guess we default to you.
Pam: Yeah. Whatever you think is in Dan’s range.
Frankie: Hmm… Well, why don’t we start with Ozarks of Arkansas? A banjo tinkies in the distance. As our study gentleman detective calls out- [speaking in loud, funny southern accent] “Hrrrr-boy! The moon churns are burning over. So, I’m about to go and eat a pig’s food and shoot my sister with a gun. Durr-durr.” Something like that maybe is what you’re looking for? That could be fun.
Ryan: Um, no. I think we want something maybe a little more shuttle.
Margie: Yeah. I mean, my husband’s from Arkansas and he doesn’t talk like that.
Frankie: Ah! Okay. Well, why don’t we take a little trip down to… [speaking in loud, funny southern accent] Alabama? [speaking in loud, funny southern accent] “Oh, they got some good turtles down there. Whoo, lord! You better get me a fan because this is hot. My butt is hot. Oh, lord! My butt is hot.” Does that work for you, Dan?
Daniel: Oh, yes. I think I like that. He can be like, [speaking in loud, funny southern accent] “Oh, lord. The big one [unintelligible] is so damn hot.”
Frankie: Dan, yes. That’s incredible. Yes, yes.
Daniel: Yes. What do you think, Ryan? Should we go with that?
Ryan: No. Um, yeah. I don’t think so.
Pam: Yeah. I’m sorry. Mr. Huse, where did you say you were from?
Margie: And have you ever been to the south?
Frankie: No. But I have studied the region. Mainly through cartoons, Yosemite Sam, Fog Horn Leg Horn.
Ryan: Yeah. I’m sorry Mr. Huse, I think we’d just rather work with someone a little more knowledgeable.
Daniel: Oh, come on, Ryan. Cone on, you just give him a chance. Maybe, you know, we just haven’t found it yet.
Frankie: Yes. Like, maybe he’s a detective from [speaking in loud, funny southern accent] Georgia where their butt is so hot. “Boy my [unintelligible] big old butt is wet and hot.”
Daniel: I really like that one. Could you teach me that? Is that something you can do?
Frankie: Oh, yes. So, what you have to do is open your jaw and have a real loose like this here. Open it up with this exercise. [Frankie starts moving his jaw and making noise. Daniel is trying to copy him.]
Daniel: [moving his jaw] My butt is so hot.
Pam: Okay. I’m sorry. What’s with all of this hot butt talk?
Frankie: Well, that’s what they sound like. Remember, it’s very hot in in the south.
Daniel: Yeah. Everybody’s butt is hot in the south.
Frankie: I mean, my butt gets hot up north. Just imagine hot it would be down south.
Daniel: You’d steam your jeans.
Frankie: Exactly, Daniel.
Ryan: Um, let’s just read some lines and let Daniel find the voice himself.
Margie: And Frank, would you mind reading for Marta, the South American nurse?
Frankie: Oh, I see. She’s from the south, in America. Got it.
Ryan: Alright. Let’s do this. And action.
Daniel: [reading the script] Now, with much analysis of the facts, I’ve come to the conclusion as the perpetrator of this murder.
Frankie: [screaming funnily with accent] Well, now I say Mr. Blank. I don’t know damn dead about what happened to that man that died. [stops the accent] And I’m sorry. What does it say here?
Daniel: That’s says, “Marta pukes.”
Frankie: Okay. [while making puking sound, Frankie literally pukes.]
Pam: Oh, my god.
Margie: Jesus Christ!
Ryan: Come on, dude!
Frankie: What? It says in the script, Marta pukes.
Ryan: You can just puke on command?
Frankie: Of course, I can. I’m an actor. Daniel, can’t you?
Daniel: Yes, of course. [Daniel pukes too]
Margie: Oh, damn!
Pam: Come on, guys.
Ryan: How are you doing that?
Daniel and Frankie: Come on, we’re actors!