The continuing adventures of Hercule Poirot.
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, will be starring in the Agatha Christie adaptation of Death on the Nile, a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express.
As reported on by Deadline, Gal Gadot will join the project at 20th Century Fox that Kenneth Branagh will be directing and also, although not officially confirmed, starring in as the returning master detective Hercule Poirot.
Murder on the Orient Express grossed $352.8 million worldwide and in our review, we said “It’s a classy, riveting remake, and it will make you want to see even more adventures featuring this particular Poirot.”
Well, it appears that wish is coming true.
Death of the Nile, which is based on Christie’s 1937 novel, “centers on Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be killers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery.”
Gadot, who is currently filming Wonder Woman 1984 and recently joined the cast of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, will be playing Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a “rich heiress who falls in love with Simon.”
Death on the Nile was adapted for film once before in 1978 and had a star-studded cast which included Peter Ustinov (Poirot), Bette Davis Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow and David Niven.
Last year’s Murder on the Orient Express had a similar high-profile cast, and starred Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe and Leslie Odom Jr.
Hopefully, as Josh Gad did to Daisy Ridley, someone takes up the torch and works on getting a cast member to spoil an upcoming film, like Gad did for The Last Jedi.
Death on the Nile will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer who wanted to see Murder on the Orient Express but hasn’t yet but probably should because Gal Gadot is cool. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.