Film case study: Death on the Nile

Official movie synopsis

In this mystery-thriller, directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, 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. The sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out against an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement. The film is due for release on September 17th 2021.

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Death on the Nile reunites the film-making team behind 2017’s global hit Murder on the Orient Express, based on another celebrated Christie novel, and stars five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh as the iconic Belgian 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 and Judy Hofflund, with Matthew Jenkins and James Prichard serving as executive producers.

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