After Murder on the Orient Express, Hercule Poirot is ready to return to the big screen, once again played by Kenneth Branagh. The English actor and director, plays and directs his second film inspired by the novels of Agatha Christie, Murder on the Nile, flanked by a cast of stars. The release in Italian cinemas is scheduled for 10 February, after two and a half years of postponements linked first to the production of the film and then to the Covid pandemic. And Walt Disney has decided to distribute the film exclusively in theaters and not on its Disney + streaming platform. At the top of this page you can see the trailer of the film.
Murder on the Nile, the plot
The film is based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot’s vacation in Egypt aboard an elegant steamship turns into a terrifying search for a killer when a perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set in an epic setting featuring sweeping desert vistas and the majestic pyramids of Giza, this dramatic story of a love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of flawless-looking travelers, with twists that will leave audiences in suspense until the shocking final revelation.
MURDER ON THE NILE, THE CAST
In the cast, with Kenneth Branagh, a long list of stars from Hollywood and the surrounding area: Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. The film brings together the same team as Murder on the Orient Express, with a screenplay by Michael Green. Producers are Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, pga, Judy Hofflund, pga and Kevin J. Walsh, while Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Matthew Prichard serve as executive producers.
FILM ONLY IN THE CINEMA
With audiences returning to theaters, Disney has committed to distributing Murder on the Nile exclusively in cinemas. 20th Century Studios President of Production Steve Asbell says, “Ken’s broad and elegant vision for this classic story deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. We are so proud of this film, our brilliant cast and the stellar work that has been done to bring Murder on the Nile to the screen. We know audiences can’t wait to experience Hercule Poirot’s next adventure and we’re thrilled to continue working with Ken as he lends his masterful narrative vision to the new film in this celebrated franchise. ”
PRICHARD (AGATHA CHRISTIE LTD.): “HONORED TO COLLABORATE WITH DISNEY”
James Prichard, president and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd., says: “More than 100 years after the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, her detective stories remain immensely popular and continue to be re-discovered by people around the world. I am thrilled that Disney and our partners believe in this franchise, which has helped bring Agatha Christie classics to millions of new fans. We are honored to partner with Disney, Ken and all who are dedicated to preserving the long legacy of these titles for future generations ”.