“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is in negotiations to star in the “Death on the Nile”, Twentieth Century Fox’s follow-up to “Murder on the Orient Express”.
If the talks are finalized, the 33-year-old actor will portray socialite Linnet Doyle, recently married to the former fiance of a past friend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kenneth Branagh is expected to come back as the director and reprise his role of the mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, though a deal is yet to be signed.
Based on celebrated author Agatha Christies novel of the same name, the follow-up will chronicle Poirot’s vacation in Egypt where he discovers a murder on the banks the Nile as a love triangle goes bad.
The book has been previously adapted into a 1978 film, with Peter Ustinov as Poirot along with Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, among others.