In a press release sent out Thursday afternoon, 20th Century Studios revealed that Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile will be hitting both Hulu and HBO Max later this month in the U.S.
The film will stream on both platforms because 20th Century made an agreement with WarnerMedia, allowing the company to stream its films, prior to its acquisition by Disney.
A daring mystery-thriller based on the beloved 1937 novel by acclaimed author Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile follows Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot on an Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer. However, his good time turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic tale of love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
In addition to directing, Kenneth Branagh returns to star as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot. This time, he’s joined by Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
Death on the Nile, which reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit Murder on the Orient Express, is produced by Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a. and Kevin J. Walsh, with Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Mathew Prichard serving as executive producers.
Just last week it was revealed that there would be a third entry in the series and that Branagh would return again to both star and direct, which proves that there is a clear fanbase for this franchise.
Subscribers can see the film from the comfort of their own home beginning March 29th.