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The star-packed trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile dropped Wednesday, offering a first glimpse at the filmmaker’s take on the Agatha Christie murder mystery. Branagh joins Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Russell Brand, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Sophie Okonedo, and Jennifer Saunders in the film and most can be seen in the nearly two-minute clip.
But there’s another star yet to have its big reveal: the famed 128-carat Tiffany Diamond.
Made famous by Audrey Hepburn in a promo shot for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and last seen by Lady Gaga the night she won an Oscar for writing “Shallow” in A Star is Born, the appearance in the new 20th Century Studios film marks the diamond’s major screen outing. (The diamond appears briefly in a quick shot with Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.) Per a confirmation from the luxe jewelry house, the Tiffany Diamond will be prominently featured at the center of Death on the Nile. It can be seen above on Gadot in a scene with Hammer.
Adapted from Christie’s 1937 work, Death on the Nile casts Branagh as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on the hunt for a murderer on a river steamboat. There are many stylish sequences featured in the trailer and along with today’s news comes word that other Tiffany designs will be featured in the film on Gadot, Hammer, Mackey and Bening.
“The Tiffany Diamond is a priceless symbol of the highest standards of virtuosity and craftsmanship at Tiffany, and rarely makes an appearance beyond its vault,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer. “A central role in the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel is deserving of our priceless diamond’s debut.”
“Priceless” is a word most often associated with the diamond though some reports have stated that it’s worth more than $30 million. The rare fancy yellow diamond was unearthed in 1877 as a 287.42-carat rough diamond from the Kimberley mines of South Africa and procured by Charles Lewis Tiffany. In 1878, it was cut in Paris into a 128.54-carat cushion-shape brilliant with an unprecedented 82 facets.
To coincide with the film’s Oct. 23 release, Tiffany & Co. will promote the partnership in stores including New York’s Tiffany Flagship Next Door, the Beverley Hills boutique in L.A., and London’s Old Bond Street location. Also upcoming: a Death on the Nile curation of diamond-intensive Tiffany jewelry reflecting looks from the film, including exquisite and one-of-a-kind high jewelry pieces, Tiffany & Co. Victoria and Schlumberger® designs.
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