‘Death on the Nile’ cast: Wonder Woman joins ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ follow-up

The first big names have been announced for the sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Kenneth Branagh will return as Hercule Poirot next year in an adaptation of Death on the Nile.

Michael Green, who wrote the screenplay for Murder on the Orient Express, is scripting the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery novel.

Originally published in 1937, Death on the Nile sees Poirot investigate a murder while on a luxury cruise on the Nile River in Egypt.

Joining Kenneth Branagh (and his ridiculous moustache!) as the iconic Belgian detective will be Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer.

Gadot, best known as Diana Prince in last year’s Wonder Woman movie, will play rich heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle.

Call Me By Your Name star Hammer looks set to play Simon Doyle, who had an affair with Gadot’s character – while he was engaged to her best friend.

Death on the Nile has previously been made into a film in 1978 – starring Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Maggie Smith and Lois Chiles.

It was also adapted as part of David Suchet’s long-running Poirot TV series in 2004, featuring a young Emily Blunt.

Murder on the Orient Express is available to buy on DVD on Amazon.

Death on the Nile will arrive in cinemas in the USA on 20th December 2019 and in the UK on 3rd January 2020.