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Belfast actor Kenneth Branagh to reunite with Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill for Agatha Christie adaptation

Northern Ireland actor Kenneth Branagh is to reunite with two of his fellow Belfast actors, Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill, for his upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice.
Northern Ireland actor Kenneth Branagh is to reunite with two of his fellow Belfast actors, Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill, for his upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice. Northern Ireland actor Kenneth Branagh is to reunite with two of his fellow Belfast actors, Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill, for his upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice.

SIR Kenneth Branagh is to reunite with two of his fellow 'Belfast' actors for his upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice.

The 61-year-old Belfast-born actor and filmmaker will take to the screen once again alongside Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill for the 2023 film in which he will reprise his role of Hercule Poirot.

Branagh also directed and starred in the Poirot mysteries Death on the Nile (2022) and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).

Based on Agatha Christie's 1969 book Hallowe'en Party, A Haunting in Venice will also star Tina Fey, Kelly Reilly and Michelle Yeoh, among others.

Media reports claim the film is due to go into production on October 31 at locations in London and Venice.

The synopsis for A Haunting in Venice reads: "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".

Speaking about the project, Branagh said: "This is a fantastic development of the character Hercule Poirot, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise.

"Based on a complex, little known tale of mystery set at Halloween in a pictorially ravishing city, it is an amazing opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we are relishing the chance to deliver something truly spine-chilling for our loyal movie audiences".