Death On the Nile is a glam-filled who dunnit!
Adapted from Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name, Death on the Nile is a thrilling who dunnit reimagined with a diverse cast including African-American actress Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and British Nigerian actress Sophie Okonedo—that will keep you riveted and on the edge of your seat. No worries though, no spoilers will be dropped here, just myriad props for a film that was well written and beautifully costumed.
After the theatrical success of the 2017 Murder on the Orient Express, it was inevitable that Kenneth Branagh would reprise his role as Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgium sleuth. He’s back to the scene of a crime and onto the big screen—this time set in Egypt set to a backdrop of the sweeping Egyptian desert and ancient Giza pyramids. Unlike its 1978 predecessor starring Peter Ustinov, the latest adaption of Death On the Nile was filmed in the UK, and those beautiful Egyptian monuments likely thanks to CGI.
But the glorious fashions, now those were the real deal thanks to costume designer Paco Delgado. Spanning from the 1910s to the 1930s, the film features glam-filled fashions from the Art Deco era including a stunning 128.54-carat fancy yellow Tiffany diamond necklace that style icon Audrey Hepburn famously wore to promote the 1961 Truman Capote film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The opulent necklace was also recently spotted in the About Love Tiffany’s ad featuring the fashionably savvy power couple Beyoncé and Jay-z. In case you’ve been under a rock the past year (and not the bling kind), check out the video below to see that ad:
Image credits: 20th Century Studios