The first trailer has been unveiled for Death on the Nile.
The follow-up is based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery novel, originally published in 1937.
Alongside Branagh, who has also directed both of his Poirot films, Death on the Nile features a huge star-filled ensemble cast.
The big names include Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Rose Leslie (Downton Abbey), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ali Fazal (Victoria & Abdul), Sophie Okonedo (Christopher Robin), Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair), and Russell Brand, plus comedy double-act Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
Watch the trailer:
Death on the Nile is currently set to arrive in UK cinemas on Friday 9th October and in the US on Friday 18th December, although these dates may change due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Dawn French is currently busy filming a new TV movie about authors Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl.
Murder on the Orient Express is available to buy on DVD on Amazon.