The original “Murder Mystery” saw Sandler’s Nick Spitz and Aniston’s Audrey Spitz unwittingly fall headfirst into (what else?) a murder mystery of the highest order, forcing the married couple to put on their detective’s hats and stop the murderer before too many innocents fell victim. That didn’t exactly go smoothly, as the trailer for the sequel playfully points out, but “Murder Mystery 2” now sees the pair trying to start up their own sleuthing business … to mixed results.
They’re still stumbling right into the midst of audacious crimes, but this time the action sees a rich and powerful figure kidnapped and held for ransom and leaving nothing but a roomful of suspects. Yes, yes, this premise doesn’t quite seem like it lends itself to the title “Murder Mystery,” but we’ll let it slide this time. Written by James Vanderbilt (returning after writing the script for the original) and directed by newcomer Jeremy Garelick (stepping into the shoes of Kyle Newacheck), “Murder Mystery 2” looks to up the ante and keep giving Netflix subscribers more of what they loved the first time around. Starring Sandler and Aniston, the co-leads will be joined by Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Kani, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva, Tony Goldwyn, Annie Mumolo, Dany Boon, and Adeel Akhtar.
“Murder Mystery 2” debuts March 31, 2023 on Netflix.
Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.