1974’s film version of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express is renowned for its all-star cast (including Albert Finney (as Hercule Poirot), Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York and Jacqueline Bisset). Kenneth’s Branagh’s new take also wants to make sure there are plenty of recognisable face.
Branagh himself is playing the detective, Hercule Poirot (complete with ridiculous moustache), who’s joined on the journey by the likes of Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jnr, and Derek Jacobi. The first trailer and poster for the movie has now arrived, which you can take a look at below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.’
The film is due out in early November. [Read more…]