Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot in the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime-mystery “Death on the Nile”, the famous Shakespearean actor has already worked with Christie’s material in “Murder on the Orient Express” which was a critical and financial success. “Death on the Nile” was first adapted in 1978 which saw Peter Ustinov as Poirot and featured theatrical giants like Dame Maggie Smith, George Kennedy and Betty Davis.
Branagh will again be directing the film with his “Murder on the Orient Express” screenwriter Michael Green scribing the script. Other cast includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Bateman, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Saunders and, Russell Brand and Ali Fazal. Kenneth appeared on The FourthWall podcast to talk about the film-
“Agatha Christie really believed in what she wrote, I think it was born out of personal experience being in bruising love relationships. She says in the introduction to the paperback version that she believes it has something of life in it and it really does. I think it’s universality, the recognition for anyone who’s been dangerously in love or as Poirot says in the book, in any relationship, there’s always the one that loves too much and it can hurt terribly.
The film’s original release was booked in December 2019 with “Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker” but Fox delayed the release to October 2, 2020, but now again, the date has been extended to October 9, 2020.