Adapted from the same-titled 1937 book by Agatha Christie, Kenneth Branagh is the director of the 2022 thriller Death on the Nile, for which Michael Green wrote the screenplay. Judy Hofflund, Kevin J. Walsh, Ridley Scott, and Branagh worked together to produce it. Starring Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Branagh, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright, the movie is a follow-up to Murder on the Orient Express (2017). As Hercule Poirot and Bouc, respectively, Branagh and Bateman reprise their roles from the first movie. The movie is the third adaptation of Christie’s book to the big screen, A 2004 episode of the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot and the 1978 motion picture are two examples. Principal photography for the 2019 season commenced in September, with production at Longcross Studios in England wrapping up in December.
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE CAST OF DEATH ON THE NILE
Tom Bateman plays Bouc, a detective and friend of Hercule Poirot. Annette Bening plays Euphemia, the mother of Bouc, Russell Brand plays Linus Windlesham, Linnet’s ex-fiance Ali Fazal plays Andrew Katchadourian, Linnet’s cousin and trustee Dawn French plays Mrs Bowers, Marie Van Schuyler’s caregiver. Gal Gadot plays affluent heiress Linnet “Linny” Ridgeway-Doyle. Armie Hammer plays Simon Doyle. His wife, Louise Bourget, is played by Rose Leslie. Linnet’s assistant, Jacqueline “Jackie” de Bellefort, is played by Emma Mackey. Simon’s spurned-girlfriend, Salome Otterbourne, is played by Sophie Okonedo. Letitia Wright plays Rosalie “Rosie” Otterbourne, Salome’s niece and a business manager, while Jennifer Saunders portrays Marie Van Schuyler, Linnet’s godmother and a socialite who became a communist. Susannah Fielding plays Katherine, Poirot’s sweetheart, who perished in World War I.
LET’S HAVE A QUICK GLIMPSE AT THE SUMMARY OF DEATH ON THE NILE
Based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name, Kenneth Branagh is the director of the 2022 thriller Death on the Nile, for which Michael Green wrote the screenplay. Judy Hofflund, Kevin J. Walsh, Ridley Scott, and Branagh worked together to produce it. Egypt, 1937. A newlywed millionaire is discovered killed on board while Hercule Poirot, a renowned Belgian detective, is taking a luxury cruise down the Nile. Every aristocratic passenger on board the opulent SS Karnak harbours a grievance against the deceased wealthy heiress, so methodical Hercule Poirot armies himself with time and tenacious persistence to find the murderer among them. Can Poirot identify the perpetrator of the death on the Nile while following a thin trail of hidden clues before another person perishes?
BOX OFFICE PERFORMANCE OF DEATH ON THE NILE
Death on the Nile has earned $45.6 million in revenue in the United States and Canada, $91.6 million in other countries, and $137.3 million globally as of May 8, 2022. Death on the Nile, released in North America alongside Marry Blacklight and Me, was expected to make between $11 and $17 million in its first weekend from 3,280 cinemas. In its debut weekend, the movie brought in $12.9 million, taking the top spot at the box office. Fifty-one per cent of the crowd at the film’s premiere was male, while 28 per cent of viewers were over 45. According to the audience’s ethnic breakdown, 57 per cent of attendees were Caucasian, followed by Hispanic and Latino Americans (15%), African Americans (13%) and Asian or other (15%). The movie earned $6.6 million in its second weekend, $4.5 million in its third, and finished fourth each time.
LET’S DISCUSS THE FILMING LOCATIONS OF DEATH ON THE NILE
On September 30, 2019, principal photography commenced at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England. Most of “Death on the Nile” was shot in Egypt and England. Despite some claims to the contrary, it doesn’t appear that the movie was also filmed in Morocco. Sources claim that the filming started in the fall of 2019 and ended later that same year. There were difficulties with the original idea to film the movie in Egypt, as was done for the 1978 version. However, the film’s Nile and Egypt appear to be very authentic. Allow us to reveal how the team managed to accomplish it if you’re curious. Both a boat and the Abu Simbel Temple were rebuilt. The Tiffany Yellow Diamond was utilised in the movie. The last day of the 2019 shooting was December 18.