Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Jude Hill Join Kenneth Branagh in Agatha Christie Mystery ‘A Haunting in Venice’
Kenneth Branagh has found the suspects for his latest Agatha Christie adaptation, A Ghost Tour in Venice.
Branagh returns to star as detective Hercule Poirot and returns as director for what will be the third Christie mystery film from 20e Century studios.
This time around, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Jude Hill and Kelly Reilly have been recruited to the all-star ensemble, with Emma Laird, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Ali Khan and Riccardo Scamarico also on the list.
Production will begin on October 31, Halloween Day, which is fitting since spooky is inspired by the 1969 Christie novel, Halloween party.
In that story, the mystery was set in motion when a 13-year-old girl, who claimed to have witnessed a murder when she was younger, is found dead in a bathtub filled with apples. The studio described the adaptation, written by Michael Green, as a “troubling supernatural thriller” and shared the logline: “Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a seance in a dilapidated , haunted palace. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.”
Character details for the list of thespians were not revealed.
“This is a fantastic development of the Hercule Poirot character and the Agatha Christie franchise,” Branagh said in a statement. “Based on a complex, little-known mystery story set during Halloween in a pictorially delightful city, it’s a great opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we’re relishing the opportunity to deliver something truly hair-raising for our loyal movie audience. ”
Branagh has directed and starred in Christie movies Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022).
Judy Hofflund is back as a producer. Exec producers include Louise Killin and James Prichard, along with filmmakers Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon.
For Dornan and Hill, spooky reunites them with their director of BelfastBranagh’s sweet drama that previously won an original Oscar for screenplay amid several other nominations, including Best Picture.
Yeoh is enjoying a career revival thanks to Everything everywhere at oncethe intoxicating multiverse-focused thriller from filmmakers de Daniels.
Fey comes out and appears in Only murders in the building and voicing a lead role in Pixar’s Soul.
Laird played a key role in TVs Mayor of Kingstown while Reilly is one of the stars of Yellowstone.
Allen appears in Hulu’s RosalineCotton appeared in Call my agentKhan was at Michael Bay’s 6 Undergroundand Italian actor Scamarcio will star in the upcoming The Shadow of Caravaggio.