Jamie Dornan to re-team with Kenneth Branagh in Agatha Christie film adaptation

Holywood-born actor and heartthrob Jamie Dornan, who recently wowed audiences as ‘Pa’ in Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical love letter to his hometown, Belfast, will once again team up with the director and his on-screen son in the latest film, Jude Hill, in an upcoming film adaptation of crime writer Agatha Christie’s 1969 novel ‘Hallowe’ and Party.

Dornan and Hill will be joined by Tina Fey, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Michelle Yeoh (most recently seen in the surreally brilliant ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’) and others in the film, which is titled ‘A Haunting in Venice’. Will get. .

About the new film, IMDB said: “In Venice after World War II, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a séance. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s up to the former detective to find a ​once again rediscover the killer.”

According to Deadline, Branagh said, “This is a fantastic development of the Hercule Poirot character, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise. Based on a complex, little-known mystery story set on Halloween in a beautiful city, it’s an amazing opportunity for us, as filmmakers, and we relish the opportunity to deliver something truly hair-raising for our loyal movie audience.”

This comes after Branagh directed Poirot and starred in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express and this year’s Death on the Nile.

A Haunting in Venice is the third film of the 20th century, based on an Agatha Christie novel.

What is A Haunting In Venice about?

Dishy Dornan stars alongside Jude Hill, who played his son Buddy in Branagh’s Belfast (2021) and Michelle Yeoh in the director’s third Poirot film, A Haunting in Venice.

The novel of the same name begins in Venice, Italy, just after WWII on All Saints’ Day. That’s quite a mix of tantalizing atmospheres. The drama begins when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in a tub of apple bobbles. The girl had once come forward and claimed to have witnessed a murder as an even younger child. Poirot is called out of retirement and “self-imposed exile” to attend a séance at an old palazzo known for being haunted. Since it’s a story set around Halloween, expect some supernatural elements.

Production is expected to begin on October 31, 2022, an auspicious day for a Halloween movie. There’s no release date yet, except in the year 2023, but if they’re keeping it on track to be a ghostly experience, keep your eyes peeled for announcements next fall.

Tell us more about Agatha Christie and her work?

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 collections of short stories, especially those about fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been staged in the West End since 1952.

A writer during the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction”, Christie has been called the “Queen of Crime”.

In 1971, she was named a Dame (DBE) by the late Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records calls Christie the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels have sold more than two billion copies.

Hallowe’en Party, which Kenneth Branagh will adapt for the big screen, was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1969 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later the same year.

The novel features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the mysterious novelist Ariadne Oliver, who begins the novel during a Halloween party. Joyce Reynolds, 13, claims at the party that she witnessed a murder, which at the time she was too young to realize was a murder. Soon the girl herself is found murdered, and Oliver calls Poirot over. The book was dedicated to PG Wodehouse.

The first half of the novel contains several discussions expressing concerns about the criminal justice system in Britain. This partly reflects the abolition in 1965 of the death penalty for murder.

According to crime writer PD James, Christie’s extensive body of work tended to make the most unlikely character the culprit. Astute readers were sometimes able to identify the culprit by identifying the least likely suspect.

But Christie mocked this insight in her foreword to Cards on the Table: “Find the person least likely to have committed the crime and nine times out of ten your job is done. Since I don’t want my loyal readers to throw away this book full of I’d rather warn them beforehand that this isn’t such a book.”

On the origin of Hercule Poirot

Poirot is one of Christie’s most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels, two plays (Black Coffee and Alibi), and over 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975.

Poirot has been portrayed on radio, film and television by various actors, including Peter Ustinov, Orson Welles, David Suchet and our very own Kenneth Branagh.

An important source of inspiration in the creation of Poirot can be found in the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

In An Autobiography, Christie says, “I was still writing in the Sherlock Holmes tradition – eccentric detective, stooge assistant, with a Lestrade-type Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Japp”. For his part, Conan Doyle acknowledged that he based his detective stories on the model of Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin and his anonymous narrator, and based his character Sherlock Holmes on Joseph Bell, who in his use of “rationocination” relied on Poirot’s reliance on his ” small gray cells”.

Christie initially describes Poirot in The Murder on the Orient Express: “At the step to the sleeping car, a young French lieutenant, splendidly in uniform, was talking to a small man [Hercule Poirot] muffled to the ears with nothing visible but a pink nose and the two tips of an upwardly curled mustache.”

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