Death on the Nile is an upcoming mystery thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The screenplay is written by Michael Green which is based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The film is produced by Branagh, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Judy Hofflund, Mark Gordon and Kevin J. Walsh. The film is a follow-up to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. The film stars Kenneth Branagh Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
Ali shot for the film for three months in the UK in 2019. Ali Fazal continues to stay in touch with Death on the Nile co-stars even if their physical meeting might’ve been pushed by a year. While speaking to one of the news portal Fazal spoke about his co-star Russel Brand, who kept him sane through the months of lockdown.
Ali Fazal recently spoke about his Death on the Nile co-star Russell Brand in an interview the latter has responded with love and admiration. Russell has called Ali a ‘terrific’ actor and even praised his moustache. Russell took to his Twitter account and wrote, “Ali Fazal is a beautiful man, a terrific actor, and had the best damn moustache on the movie.”
The film is the third screen adaptation of Christie’s novel, following the 1978 film and a television series Poirot also known as Agatha Christie’s Poirot which aired from 1989 until 2014. The film directed by Kenneth Branagh is set to be theatrically released on September 17, 2021.