Date: 2nd October 2019
20th Century Fox has officially announced the start of production on Death on the Nile, the follow-up to 2017's Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express, which sees Kenneth Branagh returning to the director's chair as well as reprising the role of master detective Hercule Poirot.
Sex Education breakout star Emma Mackey and comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are among the new cast members to join Kenneth Branagh's Agatha Christie adaptation Death On The Nile for 20th Century Fox.
Also new to the cast are the UK's Rose Leslie and Sophie Okonedo.
The screenplay, adapted from Christie's 1937 novel, is once again written by Michael Green, with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh and Judy Hofflund returning as producers. Matthew Jenkins and James Prichard return as executive producers.
Set aboard a glamorous river steamer, Death on the Nile is an Egyptian adventure that descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths. This sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out in an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
Source: Press Release