After Victoria and Abdul, Ali Fazal has bagged another leading role in a major Hollywood production alongside Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman. The duo is set to star in the on-screen modern-day adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile and is set be directed by Kenneth Branagh who has helmed successful films including the first film the Thor series, Hamlet, As You Like It, Murder on the orient express amongst many others. The film is based on the famous Agatha Christie Novel “Death on the Nile”.
Confirming the news, Ali Fazal said, “yes I am part of this wonderful journey and I look forward to being a part of it. My mother and I have always been huge fans of Agatha Christie Novels. “He even took to Instagram and shared, “Thank you thank you @bombaytimes!!! And #hollywoodreporter and all the media that’s been kind to me!! For the announcement!! I am indeed excited to be part of this wonderful journey with Sir Kenneth Brannagh as my director and co-actor along with a stellar ensemble.. I thank my agents and management that have worked tirelessly on all sides of the world to get me such opportunities. Hope to do my best. Thanks @whimsicalfantasy @hardlyanonymous_2.0 for the massive support.”
The film is part of the series by 20th Century Fox which earlier saw the much successful film, Murder on the Orient Express taking in major monies at the box office worldwide. And now, none other than Gal Gadot will forefront this. The explores the investigation Hercule Poirot sets upon due to certain mysterious events that occur on a cruise ship on the Nile. As the investigation goes on and a handful of suspects come into question, several of the suspects also meet their demise, further deepening the mystery.
Death on the Nile has previously been made in 1978 starring legends including Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow and others. The film goes on floors later this month in London and parts of Europe.