Watch the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's supernatural thriller 'A Haunting in Venice'

The chilling teaser trailer was just screened at the 2023 CinemaCon Convention in Las Vegas, and features Kenneth Branagh once again as famed Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot.
Watch the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's supernatural thriller 'A Haunting in Venice'

We loved Kenneth Branagh's 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express. We may have been a bit less in love with his 2022 work Death on the Nile. Yet undeniably we cannot wait to watch the Oscar winning filmmaker on the big screen once again, embodying the fastidious Agatha Christie Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. And we're in luck -- though will have to wait until September 15th of this year to do so.

The teaser trailer, as well as the chilling poster for the upcoming A Haunting in Venice has been released, a this year's CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

With the tagline "Death is just the beginning" we know we are in for a bumpy ride, and to those of us who've read Christie's Hallowe’en Party, on which the film is based, we also know we can expect the unexpected.

When releasing the trailer Branagh also announced that Hildur Guđnadóttir, the acclaimed composer from Iceland who won an Oscar, a Golden Globe®, a GRAMMY®, and a BAFTA for Joker and an Emmy® as well as a GRAMMY for Chernobyl , along with having recently scored TÁR and Women Talking, will compose the score.

A Haunting in Venice is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

The film is directed by Branagh with a screenplay by Oscar® nominee Michael Green (Logan) based upon Agatha Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party. The producers, along with Branagh, are Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, and Simon Kinberg, with Louise Killin, James Prichard, and Mark Gordon serving as executive producers. A brilliant acting ensemble portrays  a cast of unforgettable characters, including Kyle Allen (Rosaline), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Jamie Dornan (Belfast), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jude Hill (Belfast), Ali Khan (6 Underground), Emma Laird (Mayor of Kingstown), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), and recent Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once). It also stars Italian screen hunk Riccardo Scamarcio, who starred in the 2010 Italian comedy Loose Cannons but is probably best known to international audiences for his turn as Santino D'Antonio, the Mafia boss, in John Wick: Chapter 2, starring Keanu Reeves.

An artist who defies classification and disregards traditional generic boundaries, Icelandic cellist, singer and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has earned a unique place on the contemporary music scene thanks to her virtuosity, versatility and originality. Now based in Berlin, she is currently enjoying unprecedented international recognition for her work, having become the first female composer ever to win the Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards in the same season. She has also set a new record for the highest number of awards ever received in a single season by a composer. Her body of work includes scores for films such as Tom of Finland, Journey’s End and 20 episodes of the Icelandic TV series Trapped. With Sam Slater she co-composed the video game score “Battlefield 2042” for Electronic Arts’ massively successful Battlefield franchise. The score won a Society of Composers & Lyricists Award. Gudnadóttir began playing cello as a child, entered the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universität der Künste Berlin. She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums: Mount A (2006), Without Sinking (2009), Leyfðu Ljósinu (2012) and Saman (2014).

A Haunting in Venice is a Walt Disney Studios 20th Century Studios production and release.

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