WEEK IN WOMEN: Letitia Wright Cast in DEATH ON THE NILE – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Black Panther breakout star Letitia Wright has been cast in a key role of Fox’s adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Death on the Nile.

Wright is set to star alongside Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Kenneth Branagh, who again will direct following 2018’s Murder on the Orient Express while also reprising his role as the memorably mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

The African-American performer will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the story, who follows Poirot as he attempts to unravel the murder of a young heiress while on vacation in Egypt. Argentine-British actor Olivia Hussey played the character in the 1978 Oscar-winning adaptation starring Peter Ustinov and Mia Farrow. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.