Gal Gadot joins the cast of Kenneth Branagh's Death On the Nile

Following the release of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS last year, 20th Century Fox quickly put a sequel into development based upon Agatha Christie's "Death On the Nile" which would see Hercule Poirot returning to solve another compelling mystery. Much like the first film, it's expected that the sequel will feature an all-star cast and Deadline has the scoop on the first person to join up.

The outlet reports that Gal Gadot has signed on to star in DEATH ON THE NILE, which will once again be directed by Kenneth Branagh. Although it's obviously expected that Branagh will be playing Hercule Poirot as well, it should be noted that he hasn't officially signed on yet. Gal Gadot will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a rich heiress who recently married the former fiancee of an old friend and approaches Poirot for help. The film will find the famed Belgian detective on vacation in Egypt when he becomes involved in a love-triangle gone murderously wrong. As with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, much of the sequel will take place in one location, this time on the Karnak, a paddle steamer touring Egypt along the Nile River. Michael Green, who wrote the script for the first film, will also be penning the screenplay for the sequel.

Gal Gadot is currently in the midst of production on WONDER WOMAN 1984 which will hit theaters on November 1, 2019, but the actress will next be seen, or rather, heard, in RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET on November 21, 2018. She's also slated to star in RED NOTICE alongside Dwayne Johnson.

DEATH ON THE NILE is set for a December 20, 2019 release.

Source: Deadline



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