Ali Fazal to star opposite Gal Gadot in Kenneth Branagh's 'Death on The Nile'

Gal Gadot and Ali Fazal will star in the screen adaptation of Agatha Christie' 'Death on the Nile' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 12, 2019, 12.29 PM (IST)

He made heads turn in 'Victoria and Abdul'and now actor Ali Fazal has signed another Hollywood project. The actor will be starring opposite 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot in the modern-day screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel 'Death on the Nile' which will be helmed by Kenneth Branagh. 

Branagh has previously directed films in the Thor series, 'Hamlet','As You Like It', 'Murder on the Orient Express' amongst many others.
The film is based on the famous Agatha Christie novel 'Death on the Nile' and has Christie's favourite Hercule Poirot investigating a round of mysterious events that occur on a cruise ship on the river Nile.

The film is part of the series by 20th Century Fox which earlier gave us the critically acclaimed 'Murder on the Orient Express' which boasted of a stellar cast including Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp and others. 

'Death on the Nile' has previously been made in 1978 starring legends including Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow and others. In the new adaptation, Fazal will join an A-list cast that will see the return of Branagh as Poirot, as well as Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright.

The film goes on floors later this month in London and parts of Europe.

Confirming the news, Ali said, “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."

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In the new adaptation, Fazal will join an A-list cast that will see the return of Branagh as Poirot, as well as Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright.