French and Saunders reunited in first 'Death On The Nile' trailer

Twentieth Century Studios has today launched the first trailer for Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile, the follow up film to his 2017 murder mystery Murder On The Orient Express.

Based on Agatha Christies’ 1937 novel of the same name, like its cinematic predecessor, it boasts another all star cast including – deep breath – Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Ali Fazal, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Saunders, and Russell Brand.

Despite its stellar cast, it’s the screen reunion of iconic comedy duo French and Saunders that has got films in a tizzy online.

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French in Death On The Nile. (Twentieth Century Studios)
Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French in Death On The Nile. (Twentieth Century Studios)

The British comedy double act haven’t appeared together on screen or stage since the 2008 tour French and Saunders Still Alive.

Synopsis: In Death on the Nile, Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.

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This sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out in an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough shocking twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

Death On The Nile is coming to UK cinemas in October.