Deadline reports that Annette Bening (Captain Marvel, American Beauty) is in talks to take a role in Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Death On The Nile, a sequel to The Murder On The Orient Express.
Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is in negotiations for the role of Euphemia in 20th Century Fox’s Death on the Nile, the Kenneth Branagh-directed follow-up to his 2017 successful Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express.
Bening would join a cast that already consists of Kenneth, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984), Armie Hammer (Rebecca, Fire Fire), and Letitia Wright (Black Mirror, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War).
On a luxurious cruise on the Nile River, a wealthy heiress, Linnet Ridgeway, is murdered. Fortunately, among the passengers are famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his trusted companion, Colonel Race, who immediately begin their investigation. But just as Poirot identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery of the killer’s identity.
HN previously revealed that shooting begins on September 30th at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England.
The production team for Death On The Nile includes production designer Jim Clay, supervising art director Dominic Masters, cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos, and costume designer Sammy Sheldon.
Kenneth is currently acting in Christopher Nolan’s spy flick Tenet and Armie Hammer is shooting Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca.
20th Century Fox/Disney has given Death of The Nile a release date of October 9th, 2020.