After playing the titular role in Victoria and Abdul, Ali Fazal will now be starring opposite Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot in the screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on The Nile. The modern-day adaptation of the novel will be directed by Kenneth Branagh, who has directed successful films including the first film of the Thor series, Hamlet, As You Like It, Murder on The Orient Express amongst many others.
The film explores the investigation Hercule Poirot sets upon due to certain mysterious events that occur on a cruise ship on the river Nile. As the investigation goes on and a handful of suspects come into question, several other suspects meet death, further deepening the mystery.
The film is part of the series by 20th Century Fox which earlier saw the much successful film, Murder on the Orient Express.
Death on the Nile was previously made in 1978 and starred Bette Davis, Maggie Smith and Mia Farrow.
According to sources, the film will go on floors later this month in London and parts of Europe. Confirming the news, Ali said, “Yes, I am part of this wonderful journey. My mother and I have always been huge fans of Agatha Christie novels.”