The makers of the upcoming murder mystery ‘Death On The Nile’ have dropped the trailer of the film on Wednesday, promising an nail-biting experience with a stellar star cast. The cast includes names such as five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot and Margot Robbie.
The over two-minute trailer centres around Gal with glimpses of Hammer, who was accused of sexual assault.
The latest trailer focuses on other cast members including Branagh’s detective Hercule Poirot for whom everyone remains a suspect and Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
However, Indian actor Ali Fazal makes only a small appearance in the two-minute and nine second trailer.
The plot tells the tale of a perfect couple’s honeymoon on a cruise, however things take an awry turn after a murder takes place on the ship. The movie is set on the picturesque locales of the Giza pyramid and sandy desert vistas.
It revolves around Poirot’s search for the deadly murderer as Gadot’s character shares wih him that she’s not safe and “doesn’t trust” anyone who’s aboard the cruise.
Based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, ‘Death on the Nile’ is a daring mystery-thriller about the emotional chaos and deadly consequences triggered by obsessive love.
The film which reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, is written by Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, and Kevin J. Walsh, with Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Mathew Prichard serving as executive producers.
Filmed with 65 mm Panavision cameras in late 2019, ‘Death on the Nile’ transports audiences to the 1930s, recreating many of the locations that served as inspiration for Christie’s glamorous, high-society thriller.
20th Century Studios production president Steve Asbell said: “Ken’s sweeping, elegant vision for this classic story deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. We’re so proud of this film, our brilliant cast, and the stellar work that went into bringing ‘Death on the Nile’ to screen.
“We know that 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 storytelling vision to the newest film in this celebrated franchise.”
James Prichard, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd, added: “More than 100 years after the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, her crime fiction works remain immensely popular and continue to be discovered by people around the world.”