20th Century Studios has released a bunch of character posters highlighting A Haunting in Venice’s huge cast.
Has any franchise except maybe Dune had as much bad luck with release dates as Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot movies? While Murder On The Orient Express was a big hit in 2017, its follow-up Death On The Nile was at the center of COVID-19 release delays and the fact that Armie Hammer found himself cancelled following a bunch lurid allegations. A Haunting In Venice was meant to be another blockbuster with a star-studded cast. Still, given the current SAG-AFTRA strike, it seems doomed to open to little fanfare, even if, like its predecessor, it’s actually a decent movie.
Nevertheless, 20th Century Studios is doing its best to market the latest horror-tinged Agatha Christie adaptation, released a new featurette and some stylish character posters revealing the star-studded cast, which included newly minted Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Kelly Reilly, Branagh as Poirot, and two of his stars from Belfast, Jude Hill and Jamie Dornan.
A Haunting in Venice is an adaptation of Christie’s “Hallowe’en Party” and picks up a decade after Death on the Nile, moving the action to post-WW2 Venice. Here’s the official description:
“A Haunting In Venice” is a terrifying mystery set in eerie Venice post-World War II on All Hallows’ Eve. It features the return of Hercule Poirot, the celebrated sleuth. Poirot, now retired and living in self imposed exile in the most glamorous city in the world, reluctantly attends a haunted seance in a decaying palazzo. The detective is plunged into a world of secrets and shadows when one of the guests is killed. Comment below and let us know! Here are the character posters: