‘Death on the Nile,’ the upcoming follow-up to ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ will begin filming September 30th. Like the first film, they will be returning to Longcross Studios in Surrey, England. The film is based on the novel by Agatha Christie.
The cast, so far, comprises of Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, and Kenneth Branagh. Not only will Branagh reprise his role as detective Hercule Poirot, he will return to direct. Gadot will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, Hammer will portray Simon Doyle, and Wright has the role of Rosalie Otterbourne.
The premise of the film is below:
“On a luxurious cruise on the Nile River, comes the murder of wealthy heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle (Gadot). Fortunately, among the passengers are famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) and his trusted companion, Colonel Race, who immediately begin their investigation. But just as Poirot identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery of the killer’s identity.”
Meanwhile, Michael Green (‘Logan,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’) is also coming back to write the screenplay.
Further, the returning crew members from the first film include cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos (‘Thor,’ ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’), production designer Jim Clay (‘The Brothers Bloom,’ ‘RED 2’), supervising art director Dominic Masters (‘RED 2,’ ‘Woman in Gold’). Newcomer costume designer Sammy Sheldon (‘Annihilation,’ ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’) is also onboard.
The film, now under Disney, currently has a date of October 2, 2020.
Source: HN Entertainment