Only just featured in Amazon and Childish Gambino‘s Guava Island, Letitia Wright has been cast to play a major in Death on the Nile – an Agatha Christie adaptation and the sequel of sorts to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Wright will star alongside Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jodie Comer, and Branagh himself.
If you aren’t familiar with the plot of Murder on the Orient Express, which is bloated with stars like Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, here’s a summary: it follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective as he seeks to solve a murder on the famous trans-European train in the 1930s. For Death on the Nile, it is reported that Wright will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a suspect in a murder.
Wright is also set to feature in some indie films, including Hold Back The Stars, a sci-fi romance drama with John Boyega. I would love to see Wright in this Agatha adaptation, and the film is scheduled to start filming at the end of September.