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‘Death on the Nile’ trailer searches for a murderer among Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright and more

Death on the Nile
Kenneth Branagh in 'Death on the Nile' (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Hercule Poirot is back on the case in the upcoming murder-mystery Death on the Nile and movie fans have a brand new trailer to pore over for clues. This adaptation of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie’s work is a sequel to the 2017 movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Branagh is back in both roles — lead actor and director — along with an all-star cast. The movie is set for a Feb. 11 2022 release date.

The new film finds the Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Branagh) on vacation in Egypt aboard a river steamer that is traveling along the Nile. Also on board is a pair of young newlyweds on their honeymoon. When the bride is murdered, Poirot dives into a case of passion and jealousy — where any one of the passengers has a motive for committing the crime.

Death on the Nile certainly features one of the more star-studded casts of the most-anticipated new movies in 2022. In addition to Branagh, the movie stars Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Sophie Okonedo, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Letitia Wright, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Armie Hammer. Hammer is a controversial figure recently. The actor has been accused of emotional abuse, manipulation, coercion and sexual assault — all of which he has denied. Hammer was forced to drop out of multiple projects, but he's featured in both this new trailer and other promotional materials. The movie was shot before the pandemic and had been intended for a 2020 release, so reshoots to remove him would have likely been extremely difficult.

This new trailer for Death on the Nile introduces us to a number of the potential suspects aboard the boat, delving into their backgrounds and possible motives...

Murder on the Orient Express was a box office hit, earning $352 million worldwide in 2017. Death on the Nile will hope to entice moviegoers once again with its twists and shocking reveals.

You can watch Murder on the Orient Express ahead of seeing Death on the Nile on Feb. 11, as the 2017 movie is available to stream or rent digitally.

Michael Balderston is a D.C.-based entertainment writer and assistant managing editor for What to Watch. He previously has written for TV Technology and Awards Circuit.