Kuwait bans Israeli Gal Gadot starer ‘Death on the Nile’ movie

Kuwait City (AFP): Kuwait will ban a new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s whodunnit “Death on the Nile” with a cast of Hollywood stars including Israeli actress Gal Gadot, authorities said Sunday.

The film, directed by and co-starring Kenneth Branagh, is due for release this month in the United States. The story is one of the most famous works of British author Christie, dubbed the “Queen of Crime”.

But cinemagoers in Kuwait will not be able to watch it, information ministry spokeswoman Anouar Mourad told AFP, confirming press reports.

According to Kuwait’s Al-Qabas newspaper, the decision was made following demands on social media for the film to be banned.

The film also stars Indian film actor Ali Fazal and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie alongside Gadot and other lead actors.