‘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 in 2020 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.

Vanity Fair actor Tom Bateman will be reprising his role of Bouc from Murder on the Orient Express.

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 on 2nd October 2020.

It was originally set to arrive at the end of 2019, but the release date has been pushed back nearly a year to avoid a clash with the next Star Wars movie.