Whether you love a good mystery or just enjoy watching a good movie, it’s hard to deny that there’s something about a classic murder mystery. From the godfather of all detective stories, Sherlock Holmes, to the modern-day box office hit Taken, there’s something about the suspense and intrigue of a murder mystery that draws us in, making us want to discover who done it. That’s what makes the 2020 dark comedy “Only Murders in the Building’ so captivating. It’s a unique take on the classic murder mystery story, brought to life by some of television’s most beloved actors and comedians. In this article, we’ll take a look at the cast of the movie and what makes them so uniquely qualified to bring the story to life.
Steve Martin is the crown jewel of the Only Murders in the Building cast. A celebrated actor, comedian and musician, he’s best known for his iconic roles in classic comedies like Parenthood, The Jerk and The Pink Panther, as well as his Grammy-winning bluegrass albums. Martin is a master storyteller who brings his unique brand of sharp wit, physical comedy and pathos to every project he’s in, and this movie is no exception.
Martin is joined by long-time collaborator, Martin Short, to make up the core of the movie’s star power. Short’s wry, deadpan delivery and quick wit have made him a fixture in television, film and stage for nearly four decades. He’s also a master of physical comedy and knows how to raise a few laughs.
In addition to Martin and Short, the cast adds a younger perspective with the addition of Selena Gomez. Gomez is a singer, actress and social media magnate best known for her work on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place and Summerland. She’s also starred in numerous teen-centric movies like Monte Carlo and Spring Breakers, and recently produced the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. Gomez brings a unique energy to the project, with her vibrant comedic timing and trademark eyebrow raise.
Rounding up the cast is rising star Aaron Dominguez. Dominguez has had a steady stream of successful small screen roles since the mid-2000s, including recurring roles on shows like 24, ER, Better Call Saul and Fear the Walking Dead. He’s also been in more than a dozen indie films, including Charm City and Viral. Dominguez has a gift for delivering subtle comedic performances that often take on a darkly humorous edge, and his presence really helps to deepen the stakes of the story.
“Only Murders in the Building” takes place in an old, New York apartment building inhabited by three tenants. It tell the story of how their seemingly mundane lives are upended when a mysterious murder happens on the building’s property. Martin and Short play two of the building’s tenants Harold and George, two friends and amateur sleuths who become obsessed with uncovering the truth. Gomez is the building’s other tenant, Elle, a high-powered publicist who becomes wrapped up in the mystery. Dominguez plays Detective Ramirez, a no-nonsense police detective who is assigned to the case.
As the mystery unfolds the tenants become prime suspects, and the lines between truth and lies begin to blur. As the investigation intensifies, Harold and George will have to put their old-fashioned detective skills to the test if they have any chance of staying alive and uncovering the truth.
Only Murders in the Building is a unique take on the classic murder mystery story. The all-star cast of Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez and Aaron Dominguez bring a combination of experience, wit and charm to the project. The movie is sure to keep viewers guessing until the very end as they attempt to solve the mystery. With its brilliant scenes and characters, Only Murders in the Building is sure to become a modern classic.