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Letitia Wright Joins ‘Death On The Nile’ Adaptation

Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express made over $300 million when it released in 2017. Following this success, 20th Century Fox was more that ready to schedule a sequel based on Death on the Nile, another Christie novel featuring the same detective from the first film, Hercule Poirot (who was also played by Branagh). And a big star has just joined the new film.

 

 

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The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Letitia Wright, who broke out into the mainstream as Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther, has joined the cast. She will star alongside Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer as well as the Branagh reprising his role as Hercule.

 

The novel takes place in Egypt along the Nile River and follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve the murder of an heiress aboard a steamer traveling down the river. Wright will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the case. Gadot will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, the heiress at the center of the murder. It is unclear what role Hammer will play.

 

Shooting for the film will commence in September, with an October 2020 release date planned.

 

 

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Gal Gadot smiling on the Red Carpet.

Gal Gadot to Star in Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’

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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