Fans of detective films, especially those that tell how exciting Detective Hercule Poirot solves cases, can now rejoice that the latest update regarding the third installment of the film has appeared. Kenneth Branagh has been lined up to direct the film, according to a Variety report.
The film, entitled “Haunting in Venice”, is based on the novel by Agatha Christie “Halloween Party” and carries the supernatural thriller genre. The film will feature an A-list cast with Branagh playing the lead role as detective Poirot.
Other cast members include Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, and Riccardo Scamarico. The film centers around the mysterious events of All Hallows’ Eve in post-World War II Venice.
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Hercule Poirot, after much persuasion, accepts to attend the séance which will eventually lead him to revive his detective skills to get to the root of the murder that took place during the events of that evening.
Poirot, who intended to lead a quiet life after retirement, got into action. That’s because this seance is a haunted palazzo that holds secrets that no one seems to know.
Dornan and Hill will reunite with Branagh on set after their Oscar-winning stint with “Belfast”. Following the success of the previous adaptations of “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile”, it is no surprise that the creative minds behind the two films mentioned above will also come together once again.
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Michael Green will once again write the screenplay. Executive Producers include Louise Killin and James Prichard, while producers such as Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon have all been recruited.
“We are very honored to continue our long collaboration with Sir Kenneth Branagh,” said Steve Asbell, president of 20th Century Studios. “Unparalleled and incredibly excited about the bold new creative direction that Ken, Michael and the rest of the filmmaking team are taking with this latest film.”