"A Haunting in Venice"

‘A Haunting in Venice’ Trailer: Kenneth Branagh Unleashes Unholy Evil in Agatha Christie Adaptation

A seance, a murder, an unsolved mystery… what else does an unforgettable Halloween party need?

Kenneth Branagh’s “A Haunting in Venice” adapts Agatha Christie’s novel “Hallowe’en Party” for a supernatural thriller with an all-star Academy Award-winning cast behind the whodunit. Branagh, who directs, returns as famed detective Hercule Poirot, whose retirement is botched after a party guest is murdered.

“A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie post-WWII Venice on the eve of All Saints’ Day and is a terrifying mystery with the return of celebrated detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh). Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the most glamorous city in the world, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance in a rundown and haunted mansion. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, “Belfast” star Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, “Yellowstone” star Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio and 2023 Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh .

Bringing together many of the filmmakers behind 2017’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and 2022’s ‘Death on the Nile’, the film is directed by Branagh with a screenplay by Academy Award nominee Michael Green. Award-winning composer Hildur Guđnadóttir (“TÁR”, “Joker”) will score the film.

“This is a fantastic development of the Hercule Poirot character, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise,” Branagh said in a press release. “Based on a little-known and complex mystery story set on Halloween in a picturesquely captivating city, it’s an incredible opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we’re relishing the opportunity to deliver something truly chilling for our loyal cinematic audience. ”

20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell teased “A Haunting in Venice,” telling The Hollywood Reporter that the film is a “pretty bold shift in genre and tone” from Branagh’s previous Christie adaptations. “It’s postwar Venice and an adaptation of one of the lesser-known novels,” Asbell said. “So I think you’ll see the mustache again.”

The producers are Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg, with Louise Killin, James Prichard and Mark Gordon as executive producers.

“A Haunting in Venice” will premiere in theaters on September 15th. Check out the latest trailer below.