Gal Gadot to Star in New Agatha Christie Film Adaptation

In 'Death On The Nile,' starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Gadot will play a wealthy heiress whose murder catalyzes the plot

Itamar Zohar
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In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles.
In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles.Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
Itamar Zohar
Itamar Zohar

Gal Gadot is set to star in a new film version of Agatha Christie's "Death On The Nile." In the film, set to be directed by Kenneth Branagh, Gadot will play the role of wealthy heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle.

Much to the dismay of his mother, Ridgeway marries Simon Doyle, and it is during their honeymoon in Egypt that her lifeless body is found. World-famed detective Hercule Poirot then sets out to solve the mystery.

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Branagh will reprise the role of Poirot, which he first portrayed in the 2017 remake of "Murder On The Orient Express," which he also directed. The film was met with mixed reviews, but made $352 million worldwide.

"Death On The Nile" was first adapted to film in 1978. It was directed by John Guillermin and starred Peter Ustinov as Poirot, the mustachioed Belgian detective who surprises his cohorts with the elegancy with which he solves the most elaborate of mysteries.

'Gal Gadot' in her appearance on 'The Simpsons. 'Credit: Screenshot/Fox Broadcasting Company

Gadot recently voiced herself in an episode of The Simpsons, which will air Sunday night on Fox. In the opening episode of the veteran animated show's 30th season, Gadot auditions for the role of Lisa Simpson and cinches the role almost immediately. A skeptical Homer wonders, "Wait, I know you were great in 'Fast and Furious,' but what else have you been in?"

When asked by Gadot if he'd seen "Wonder Woman," the Simpson patriarch says that "whenever I see the DC logo, I immediately fall asleep."

Gadot, who starred in "Wonder Woman," will reprise the role in the sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" slated to release November 2019.

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