There’s a murderer on the loose, and everyone’s a suspect.
After being delayed several times due to the pandemic, the long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express will finally hit theaters in two weeks, on February 11. Acclaimed British actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh returns as wide known detective Hercule Poirot, who is set to solve another case.
In 2017, Branagh filmed the remake of the famous movie Murder on the Orient Express, which was based on Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel of the same name. Branagh assembled the star-studded cast; Tom Bateman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley.
Now, five years later, Branagh will reprise the role of the known detective, and Tom Bateman also returns as Bouc, Poirot’s friend and confidant. Other cast members in the sequel are Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
“Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River.” — Death on the Nile, synopsis
Murder of the Orient Express was released in November 2017. Although it received mixed reviews, the movie grossed $352 million worldwide against its production budget of $55 million. Death on the Nile’s reported budget is around $90 million, we’ll if the sequel will be as successful as its predecessor.
Death on the Nile will hit theaters on February 11, 2022.