The production of Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh’s second adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, has just started and the cast has been revealed. And as the former effort of Branagh, 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, it does not disappoint.
As well as directing the movie, Branagh will lead the cast as detective Hercule Poirot. He will be joined by an assortment of diverse actors: Tom Bateman who will reprise his role from Murder on the Orient Express, Annette Bening, Russel Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedi, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
The film is based on Christie’s novel from 1937 and the script will be written by Michael green. It will follow Poirot on a steamer traveling on the Nile, trying to find a murderer aboard. The plot is set to have many twists, leaving the audience guessing until the last moment.
It is worth noting that the former film was also boasting an impressive cast that included names such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Lucy Boynton, and Daisy Ridley. So it probably not a big surprise that the new adaptation aims as high.
Death on the Nile is set to be released on October 9, 2020.