Annette Being is the latest big name attached to Sir Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Death on the Nile.
According to Deadline, the four-time Oscar nominee is “in talks” to play a character called Euphemia in the murder-mystery movie. It’s Branagh’s follow-up to his hit 2017 Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. As well as directing again, he’ll be reprising his role as Christie’s beloved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
This time, the story follows Poirot as he attempts to solve the murder of a young heiress on a river cruise in Egypt. He’s already assembled an impressive ensemble cast that includes Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, recent BAFTA winner Letitia Wright, and Vanity Fair‘s Tom Bateman.
Branagh said earlier this year that Killing Eve star Jodie Comer will have a key role in the movie, too, though this doesn’t appear to have been fully confirmed yet.
Then again, Branagh has high casting standards to maintain. Death on the Nile, one of Christie’s most popular novels, was previously adapted into a 1978 British film with an all-star cast that included Sir Peter Ustinov, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Angela Lansbury, Mia Farrow, and Bette Davis.
And you’ll probably remember that Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express featured Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Penélope Cruz.
Death on the Nile is slated for release on October 9, 2020. Bring it on!
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