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John Guillermin’s feature film, Death on the Nile (1978), airs tonight on Arte. Did you know that a new adaptation of the work of Agatha Christie by Kenneth Branagh is due out soon?
Death on the Nile by John Guillermin airs tonight on Arte. Released in our theaters in 1978, the feature film adapted from the work of Agatha Christie is directed by Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot), Jane Birkin, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith, George Kennedy and David Niven. In this film, the famous detective Hercule Poirot is traveling on the Nile. One evening, Jacqueline de Bellefort, whose best friend Linnet Ridgeway just married ex-fiancé, barges onto the boat and shoots her former lover, injuring his leg. Shocked by her gesture, she had a nervous breakdown, forcing the nurse who came to her bedside to give her a severe dose of morphine that knocked her out all night long. The next day, Linnet’s lifeless body is discovered. If Jacqueline, her sworn enemy, could not have committed this crime, who is the perpetrator? Hercule Poirot will soon discover that each of the passengers had a good reason to kill her …
Armie Hammer: actor under investigation for rape
Evicted from all his projects (the action comedy Shotgun Stories, the thriller Billion Dollar Spy and the series The Offer on the backstage of the Godfather), the American actor plays one of the major roles of this Death on the Nile. So difficult for the studio to cut its scenes and shoot reshoots with another actor would cost millions of dollars and would be impossible to organize given the schedules of the famous co-stars of the actor: Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Letitia Wright, Russell Brand or even Tom Bateman. Postponing the film would therefore allow Disney to wait for the verdict of the investigation of which Armie Hammer is the subject. One of the solutions considered could be to completely renounce a theatrical release and prefer a broadcast on a streaming platform.
Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise
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