Armie Hammer is set join Gal Gadot in the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile,” a follow-up to last year’s “Murder on the Orient Express”. Kenneth Branagh returns to both direct and reprise his role of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in the film which begins production mid-2019 for a likely mid-late 2020 release.
Gadot plays Linnet Ridgeway, a rich heiress who falls in love with and steals away her best friend Jackie’s man Simon Doyle. Their honeymoon on a cruise down the Nile is complicated by the fact many of those onboard have a motive to kill her.
Things get even more complicated when some of the suspects themselves start to be knocked off. Hammer’s role isn’t revealed but the most likely possibility is as Doyle himself or Poirot’s right hand man Colonel Race.
The story was previously adapted to film in 1978 with Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow, Peter Ustinov, George Kennedy, Lois Chiles and David Niven. It was also adapted for TV in 2004 with Emily Blunt, David Suchet, James Fox, David Soul and Zoe Telford.
Source: The Wrap