'Black Panther' Star Letitia Wright Joins 'Orient Express' Sequel 'Death On The Nile'

Kenneth Branagh surrounded himself with an all-star cast for Murder On the Orient Express, and he looks to be doing the same for its sequel, Death On the Nile. With Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, and Jodie Comer already on board, the latest to book passage is Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright.

THR has the news of Wright's casting as “Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the story, which follows Poirot as he attempts to unravel the murder of a young heiress while on holiday in Egypt.” Branagh will again play the mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot, star of many an Agatha Christie novel.  This will be the first major non-Marvel studio film for Wright, who will reprise her role as Shuri in Avengers: Endgame. She can currently be seen in Donald Glover's pet project Guava Island, available on Amazon.

Worth paying attention to is that Death On the Nile is one of the Fox projects that came over to Disney during the acquisition. As we saw with the recently-canceled Mouse Guard nothing from Fox is truly safe, but I think this is one that Disney will let move forward.  Currently it's set to open on October 22nd 2020.