Hercule Poirot, the iconic detective with his signature luxuriant mustache, has been solving mysteries and sniffing out villains for years. His latest adventure, “A Haunting in Venice,” is set to be a departure from the opulent settings of his previous big-screen adaptations, “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile,” as it delves into the realm of gothic horror.
The film follows Poirot as he finds himself at a Halloween party in a creepy Venetian palazzo during a thunderstorm and seance. The palazzo, an orphanage, holds a dark secret that begins to unravel throughout the course of the evening. As a mother searches for her lost child, she believes that she can make contact through a medium, played by the talented Michelle Yeoh, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress and is known for her outstanding performances in numerous films.
The film features a star-studded cast including Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Camille Cottin, and Jude Hill, who played the nine-year-old lead in Branagh’s critically acclaimed film “Belfast.” Michael Green, the writer of the first two of Branagh’s outings as Poirot, is once again on script duties while Branagh directs.
Fans of Poirot can expect a departure from the norm with this gothic horror-inspired film, and the stakes are higher than ever. Forget Poirot’s “little grey cells” – he may need to call upon the help of Egon Spengler’s ghost trap this time around. With such a talented cast and crew behind it, “A Haunting in Venice” is sure to be a hit when it apparates onto screens on September 15.