"Death on the Nile" is the new mystery thriller feature, directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, as a follow-up to "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017), starring Branagh returning as detective 'Hercule Poirot', with Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright, scheduled for release October 23, 2020:
"...while on holiday in Cairo to board the steamer 'Karnak', set to tour along the Nile from Shellal to Wadi Halfa, 'Hercule Poirot' (Branagh) is approached by successful socialite 'Linnet Doyle' (Gadot). She wants to commission him to deter her former friend 'Jacqueline de Bellefort' from hounding and stalking her: Linnet had recently married Jacqueline's fiancé, 'Simon Doyle', which has made Jacqueline bitterly resentful.
"Poirot refuses the commission, but attempts unsuccessfully to dissuade Jacqueline from pursuing her plans further.
"Simon and Linnet secretly follow Poirot to escape Jacqueline, but find she had learned of their plans and boarded ahead of them.
"The other Karnak passengers include Linnet's maid 'Louise Bourget' and trustee 'Andrew Pennington', romance novelist 'Salome Otterbourne' 'and her daughter 'Rosalie'...
"...'Tim Allerton' and his mother, American socialite 'Marie Van Schuyler', her cousin 'Cornelia Robson' and her nurse 'Miss Bowers', outspoken communist 'Mr. Ferguson', Italian archaeologist 'Guido Richetti', solicitor 'Jim Fanthorp' and Austrian physician 'Dr. Bessner'..."
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