Death on the Nile Gets a Release Date
Fox set a Nov. 8, 2019 release date for “Death on the Nile,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the Agatha Christie mystery. The project is a followup to Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” with “Orient Express” screenwriter Michael Green returning. Branagh is expected to return as detective Hercule Poirot.
Christie first published “Death on the Nile” in 1937, three years after her “Murder on the Orient Express” was published. The plot places Poirot on a vacation in Egypt, discovering a murder on the Nile River as a result of a love triangle gone bad. The book was adapted into a 1978 movie.
In keeping with the spirit of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 movie, this new adaptation of Agatha Christie's popular novel is packed with big names and rising talent. Personally I was excited to see Daisy Ridley in one of her first roles following new-found fame with the Star Wars franchise - and it was great to see older stars such as Willem Dafoe and Michelle Pfeiffer in roles fitting of their experience too.