'Death on the Nile': Armie Hammer joins Gal Gadot in follow-up to ‘Murder on the Orient Express'

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 02.17 PM(IST)

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The film’s production will start in mid-2019 and is expected to get ready by December 20, 2019. 

The extremely good looking Armie Hammer has now joined Gal Gadot in Fox’s ‘Death on the Nile’ that is a follow-up to last year’s film ‘Murder on the Orient Express.’ It’s not clear, however, who will Gal and Armie play in the film. 

Fox Studio has brought in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green to return for ‘Death on the Nile.’ The director Kenneth will be seen yet again in the role of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

The film’s production will start in mid-2019 and is expected to get ready by December 20, 2019. 

The previous release ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ was a hit and grossed more than $350 million worldwide. The film came to screens after a gap of 43 years, after the first ‘Orient Express’. 

The films are based on author Agatha Christie’s books. She published “Death on the Nile” in 1937, three years after her “Murder on the Orient Express” was published. “Death on the Nile” has Hercule Poirot on a vacation in Egypt in the 1930s, discovering a murder on the Nile River — the result of a love triangle gone bad. The book was adapted into a 1978 movie with Peter Ustinov as Poirot along with Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, George Kennedy, Jane Birkin, Jack Warden, and David Niven. 

Armie will also be seen opposite Felicity Jones in ‘On the Basis of Sex.’