Death on the Nile is a crime film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer.
In Kenneth Branagh’s crime film Death on the Nile, the sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, an Egyptian riverboat journey takes on murderous proportions for investigator Hercule Poirot.
Death on the Nile (2022) Movie Info
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Original Language: English
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh
Writer: Michael Green
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 11, 2022 wide
Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Twentieth Century Fox, The Estate of Agatha Christie
Current Trailer for Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
Complete Storyline and information about Death on the Nile
Actually, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) wants to finally take some time off from his exhausting detective work during a vacation in Egypt. But his job does not let him rest: the murder on the ship of his Nile cruise pushes him again into the role of the investigator.
The trip was supposed to serve as a romantic honeymoon for the couple Linnet Ridgeway (Gal Gadot) and Simon Doyle (Armie Hammer). However, the newlyweds’ happiness is overshadowed by the pursuit of Simon’s ex-girlfriend Jacqueline de Bellefort (Emma Mackey). Also on board are other passengers such as doctor Dr. Bessner (Russell Brand), socialite (Marie Van Schuyler) and pulp writer Salome Otterbourne (Sophie Okonedo), whose secrets and companionships further complicate the investigation.
Background & Info on Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 Murder on the Orient Express. Just like its predecessor, the film is based on a book by Agatha Christie. In her detective series about detective Hercule Poiroit, the novel Death on the Nile (published in 1937) actually takes place chronologically before Murder on the Orient Express (published in 1934). Branagh reversed the order, however, and also made a sequel allusion to Egypt at the very end of his first Poirot film.
Death on the Nile has been filmed in the past. The best known is probably the previously only cinema adaptation Death on the Nile (1978) with Sir Peter Ustinov by director John Guillermin. Also, as part of the series Agatha Christie’s Poirot, a 2004 episode exists that retells the Nile story (Season 9, Episode 3). (ES)