The last time we saw Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot was in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. The detective is back for Death on the Nile, which also sees Branagh’s return as director.
This time around, Poirot is on holiday in Egypt, but finds his detective skills put to the test again when a love triangle turns sour. Rather than having the investigation contained on a train, it’s now on a riverboat steamer in which everyone is a suspect. The trailer is filled with romance and jealousy, as Simon Doyle (Armie Hammer) appears to leave Jacqueline de Bellefort (Emma Mackey) for Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle (Gal Gadot). This is the third time that this particular Agatha Christie story has been adapted for the screen.
The film’s cast is packed full of famous names, with Letitia Wright, Annette Bening, Sophie Okonedo, Rose Leslie, Russell Brand, Dawn French, and Jennifer Saunders among the suspects. Tom Bateman also returns as Poirot’s buddy Bouc, and Branagh’s impressive pronged mustache returns as itself.
The film is set to hit theaters Oct. 23.