A Haunting in Venice–Next Branagh Christie adaptation leans spooky

Isn’t that the girl from The Ring?  Director and star Kenneth Branagh has built a movie franchise out of Agatha Christie novels like no one before.  Although his impressive adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 was a clear hit, his follow-up, Death on the Nile, didn’t have the same spark.  Branagh mined the more obscure of Christie’s catalog for his next movie, a lesser known novel from 1969 called Hallowe’en Party.  Swapping the setting from England to Venice, Italy, A Haunting in Venice resembles the earlier entries only due to the presence of Branagh’s take on noted master detective Hercule Poirot.

A Haunting in Venice stars Branagh, plus a new round of suspects played by Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and James Dornan–definitely not the all-star line-up of the previous two films.

Check out the trailer:

Look for Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice in theaters September 15, 2023.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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