Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019

‘Death on the Nile’ cast adds Russell Brand, still set for 2020

Despite some mixed reviews for 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, Warner Bros. moved quickly into greenlighting a sequel.

Like the first film, the sequel Death on the Nile will be directed by Thor helmer/Harry Potter actor/Shakespeare enthusiast Kenneth Branagh.

This new film is also taking after its predecessor with an amazing cast: Branagh returning as Hercule Poirot, along with Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer, with Russell Brand being the newest cast member, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening.

Death on the Nile centers around Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who must set aside his leisure time to solve the murder of a young heiress. Not much else is known about Branagh’s interpretation, except, of course, for its impressive cast. LoganBlade Runner 2049, and Alien: Covenant co-writer Michael Green is writing the script.

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Here are the characters from Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name (via the Agatha Christie wiki):

  • Linnet Ridgeway, a wealthy young heiress, and her fiancé, Simon Doyle.
  • Jacqueline de Bellefort, Simon’s spurned former lover.
  • American erotica novelist Salome Otterbourne and her daughter, Rosalie.
  • Mrs. Allerton and her son, Tim.
  • Linnet’s American trustee, Andrew Pennington, who happened to run into her in Egypt.
  • Linnet’s maid, Louise Bourget.
  • American socialite Marie Van Schuyler and her younger cousin, Cornelia Robson.
  • Miss Van Schuyler’s nurse, Miss Bowers.
  • A young traveler named Mr. Ferguson, an outspoken Socialist.
  • An archaeologist named Signor Richetti.
  • A diffident young man named James Fanthorp.
  • An Austrian physician named Dr. Bessner.
  • A husband of an Egyptian native, Fleetwood.

Orient Express earned an impressive $352.7 million worldwide off a reported $55 million production budget.

Filming will reportedly begin at the end of September.

Death on the Nile is scheduled for release on December 20, 2020.

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