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Published On: Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Looking ahead to ‘Death on the Nile’: full casting news, set for 2020

Production has begun on Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express sequel, Death on the Nile.

This film is based on the 1937 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, following Hercule Poirot (Branagh) as he embarks to Egypt to solve a murder after a honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.

Branagh will reunite with Tom Bateman, who plays Bouc, and they’ll be joined by an all-star cast: Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

Benning plays a “new” character, now in the previous works, named Euphemia.

Below is the wiki analysis of the Christie novel, reconciled with the IMDB casting list to offer up “who is playing who” – check it out.

Directing again is Branagh, who delivered a beautiful film with Orient Express and confirmed the Death on the Nile will be shot on 65mm.

“Crimes of passion are dangerously sexy,” says Branagh.

“Agatha Christie has written a riveting story of emotional chaos and violent criminality and Michael Green has once again written a screenplay to match. With a cherished group of long-time artistic collaborators and a brilliant international cast, it is truly a pleasure to join Disney, Fox and Agatha Christie, Ltd. in bringing this daring thriller to the big screen. There are significant new twists, an awe-inspiring desert landscape and a chance to celebrate big screen entertainment in glorious 65 millimetre celluloid!”

Murder on the Orient Express was filmed for a small budget (by Hollywood standards), earning $352 million worldwide.

Death on the Nile is currently set to open on October 9, 2020.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

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.  GAL GADOT and ARMIE HAMMER
  • Jacqueline de Bellefort, Simon’s spurned former lover.   ROSE LESLIE
  • American erotica novelist Salome Otterbourne and her daughter, Rosalie.     LETITIA WRIGHT plays 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.
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