The first trailer has arrived for Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to his 2017 hit Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express.
The new whodunnit has Branagh back as inspector Hercule Poirot, who’s vacation on the Nile takes a deadly turn when he’s tasked with investigating the murder of a young heiress. Twists and turns no doubt abound in the franchise’s next chapter, which has Branagh again directing and starring, with Michael Green back on writing duties and Ridley Scott returning among the producers.
Of course, there’s also another big ensemble filling out the roles (Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz where among the first film’s cast). Alongside Branagh this time around are Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
As of now (because who knows with the constant pandemic delays), Death on the Nile is scheduled to hit US cinemas on October 23rd. The last Australian release schedule Disney sent us back in March had the film scheduled to hit Aus cinemas on October 8th.
Official synopsis for Death on the Nile:
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
“Death on the Nile” reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit “Murder on the Orient Express,” and stars five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot. He is joined by an all-star cast of suspects, including: Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
“Death on the Nile” is written by Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund and Kevin J. Walsh, with Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Matthew Prichard serving as executive producers.