Kenneth Branagh is once again dawning the famous hipster moustache and becoming Hercule Pirot once again. Twentieth Century Fox have announced production has started on Death on the Nile.
The film marks Branagh’s second crack at directing (& acting) in the infamous mystery-thriller based on the book by famed author Agatha Christie. The film will shoot at Longcross Studios outside London and on location in Egypt. Reuniting the team of filmmakers behind the Brangah’s first Christie adapted film Murder on the Orient Express.
In Death on the Nile, Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths. This sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out in an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough shocking twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
“Crimes of passion are dangerously sexy,” says Kenneth Branagh. “Agatha Christie has written a riveting story of emotional chaos and violent criminality and Michael Green has once again written a screenplay to match. With a cherished group of long-time artistic collaborators and a brilliant international cast, it is truly a pleasure to join Disney, Fox and Agatha Christie, Ltd. in bringing this daring thriller to the big screen. There are significant new twists, an awe-inspiring desert landscape and a chance to celebrate big screen entertainment in glorious 65 millimetre celluloid!”
The all-star cast of suspects includes Tom Bateman, who plays Bouc, and he’ll be joined by Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Russell Brand and Letitia Wright.
Death on the Nile will be released on October 9, 2020.