Kenneth Branagh is back for his second film as Agatha Christie character Hercule Poirot in the new adaptation of Death On The Nile. The film, which serves as a follow up to Branagh’s Murder on The Orient Express is based on the 1937 novel by the iconic mystery writer.
As production gets underway today, Branagh took to the internet to release the full cast of the film as well as the movie’s synopsis. Much like Orient, Nile looks like it has a serious all-star list. Actors joining Branagh in the film include Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
In “Death on the Nile,” Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer 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 shocking twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.