By ArmandoWonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is “in negotiations” to star in director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming film “Death on the Nile,” various sources are reporting today.
“Death on the Nile” is an adaptation of British writer Agatha Christie’s detective fiction book of the same name. This would be Branagh’s follow-up to his other Christie adaptation from last year, “Murder on the Orient Express.” That 20th Century Fox film was somewhat an unexpected blockbuster, grossing $351 million worldwide.
Gadot is set to take on the role of Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a wealthy heiress seeking the help of famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in dealing with a stalker.
The original 1937 novel story is set on the Nile River in Egypt, with the investigation taking place on a luxurious cruise where he investigates a group of suspects.
Many should recall that the novel has already been successfully adapted once into a 1978 film which featured a star-studded cast including Bette Davis, Mia Farrow and Maggie Smith with Peter Ustinov playing the role of Poirot.
Gadot is best known for her performance as Diana Prince in 2017’s Warner Bros. superhero hit “Wonder Woman.” She is currently shooting a sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, which is scheduled for release on November 1, 2019 with Patty Jenkins returning as director. She also recently joined the cast of “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.”