The first trailer is out for Death on the Nile, 20th Century Studios’ follow-up to its 2017 Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express that also returns Kenneth Branagh as both director and the star playing the mystery author’s famous detective Hercule Poirot. The movie is aiming for an October 23 release date in theaters.
Like Orient Express, which also was penned by Micheal Green and which grossed $352.8 million at the global box office, a serious ensemble has been amassed to tell Christie’s period tale, with a cast including Tom Bateman (who returns from the first movie), Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
This time, the Belgian detective Poirot’s Egyptian vacation on a river steamer becomes a search for a murderer after the idyllic honeymoon of a picture-perfect couple (Hammer and Gadot) is tragically cut short. The trailer, which is set against the stunning vistas of early 20th century Egypt, is backed by a stylized version of Depeche Mode’s “Policy of Truth” as Poirot zeroes in on his target.
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Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund and Kevin J. Walsh are producers, with Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Matthew Prichard set as executive producers.
Check out the trailer above and the poster here:
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