Fox is looking to add some more star power to an already star-studded cast for their new mystery drama Death on the Nile. The studio is reportedly in talks with four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening to join the cast of the film, according to Deadline.

  • Bening could potentially join a cast that already includes Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Tom Bateman, Letitia Wright and director Kenneth Branagh.
  • Death on the Nile is a follow-up to the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express, which starred Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe and more.
  • Brannagh is not only returning to direct the sequel but will also be reprising his role as detective Hercule Poirot.
  • The new film comes from a screenplay from Michael Green based on the 1937 book by Agatha Christie.
  • Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, and Mark Gordon are all on to produce the new film.
  • Bening recently appeared in Marvel’s Captain Marvel as Dr. Wendy Lawson and the embodiment of the Kree Supreme Intelligence.
  • The veteran actress would take on the role of Euphemia in Death on the Nile if she signs on.
  • Death on the Nile is currently slated for an October 9, 2020 release.

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