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Kenneth Branagh

Branagh teases return of old friends in 'Death on the Nile'

Kenneth Branagh is teasing the return of "old friends" in his planned sequel to "Murder on the Orient Express."

Branagh is expected to both direct and reprise his role as the fancifully mustachioed lead character Detective Hercule Poirot in "Death on the Nile," another mystery based on an Agatha Christie novel, which screenwriter Michael Green will return to adapt.

Branagh says he's excited to gather an ensemble cast that could possibly include bringing back some "old friends" to explore "primal human emotions" like "obsessive love and jealousy and sex" that make for a "very dangerous atmosphere."

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