Kenneth Branagh is suiting up as the famed detective Hercule Poirot for the third time in 20th Century Studios’ A Haunting in Venice, a follow-up to Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile.
Joining Branagh, who also returns to direct, this time around is Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Tina Fey (Only Murders in the Building), and Jamie Dornan (Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar).
A Haunting in Venice is inspired by Christie’s novel “Hallowe’en Party” from 1969. Also joining the cast is Kyle Allen (Rosaline), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Jude Hill (Belfast), Ali Khan (6 Underground), Emma Laird (Mayor of Kingstown), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), and Riccardo Scamarico (Caravaggio’s Shadow).
The film is expected to begin production next month and will shoot at Pinewood Studios London and on location in Venice. A release date has yet to be set but according to TheWrap, the studio is planning a 2023 release.
Set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve, A Haunting in Venice is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.
Micheal Green, who wrote the first two movies, wrote A Haunting in Venice. The project also reunites producer Judy Hofflund, and executive producers Louise Killin and James Prichard, along with filmmakers Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon.