Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot is set to star in the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Gadot is still shooting Wonder Woman 1984 but is the first confirmed member of the cast. The project was created after the success of Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express which grossed $352.8 million worldwide.
Christie’s sequel to Orient Express sees Detective Hercule Poirot return with the challenge of investigating another murder. However, this murder does not take place on a train but on a cruise down the River Nile in Egypt.
Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg are the producing the sequel and Michael Green who adapted Orient Express will be Death on the Nile’s screenwriter. The film has a release date of December 20, 2019. Hopefully it can live up or exceed both the novel and the 1978 adaptation!
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