New Trailer For Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death On The Nile’ Works Around The Armie Hammer Problem

I’m not going to lie; I laughed out loud a lot at this new trailer for Death On the Nile. While Kenneth Branagh is currently eating up all of the accolades for his film Belfast, the starry studio pic he did before that has been in release date Hell. The last trailer we got for it was in summer 2020, with an expected fall release date. COVID messed that all up. Not to mention there’s that whole Armie Hammer problem. A problem that is still so big that he can barely be noticed in this trailer at all, with whoever edited it working overtime to reduce his appearances to quick cuts and barely-noticed reaction shots.

The focus is clearly on star Gal Gadot, and why wouldn’t it be? She stars alongside Branagh who returns as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, brought in to solve a murder on a glamorous riverboat. Also in the cast are Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Russell Brand in a rare acting role, Tom Bateman, Ali Fazal, Letitia Wright, Dawn French, Sophie Okonedo, Emma Mackey, and Jennifer Saunders. And Armie Hammer. Let me know when Poirot finds all that footage of Hammer that seems to have been lost.

Death On the Nile will finally launch on February 11th 2022.

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic tale of love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.