Actor Ali Fazal is set to share screen space with Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. The film is a follow-up to the studio’s 2017 blockbuster Murder on the Orient Express, additionally an adjustment of Christie’s tale of a similar name.
Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the initial segment, will come back to the director’s chair for the new venture and repeat his role of the mustachioed Belgian investigator Hercule Poirot.
Fazal has become well known in Hollywood with movies, for example, Furious 7 and period dramatization Victoria and Abdul, additionally featuring veteran actor Judi Dench.
In an announcement, the 32-year-old actor stated, “Yes, I am part of this wonderful journey and I look forward to being a part of it. My mother and I have always been huge fans of Agatha Christie novels.” Death on the Nile will narrative Poirot’s vacation in Egypt where he finds murder on the banks of the river Nile as a love triangle goes amiss.
Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright are additionally on board the cast, while Russell Brand and Annette Bening are in converses with join. The film will go on floors later this month. Filming will occur in London and parts of Europe.
Death on the Nile has been recently adapted into a 1978 film, with Peter Ustinov as Poirot alongside Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, among others.