Armie Hammer Joins Gal Gadot in 'Death on the Nile'

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Kenneth Branagh will return to direct the 'Murder on the Orient Express' follow-up.

Armie Hammer will star opposite Gal Gadot in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Death on the Nile.

The Agatha Christie novel, first published in 1937, saw master detective Hercule Poirot on a vacation in Egypt and becoming involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad. 

Branagh will return to direct the Murder on the Orient Express follow-up, which is being written by Michael Green. 

Death on the Nile is eyeing a mid-2019 start date, with Fox already dating the movie for a Dec. 20, 2019, release.

Hammer, who is repped by WME and Sloane Offer, will next be seen in Focus Features' On the Basis of Sex.