Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad are among the stars of Murder on the Orient Express, a big-screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic 1934 novel.
Directed by Branagh, who also produces alongside Ridley Scott, Murder on the Orient Express tells of what unfolds when someone is murdered on a train and all thirteen passengers become suspects.
This certainly looks slick. We’re not given too much footage – thankfully – in this first trailer, which introduces the key roles inhabited by quite the cast. Apart from a misplaced Imagine Dragons track at the end, it’s an exciting preview. Branagh, whose feature directorial efforts include Hamlet, Thor and Cinderella, could have a double win as star and director here.
Christie’s book was adapted by screenwriter Michael Green, known for television outings such Smallville, Heroes, and American Gods, as well as this year’s Logan.
Murder on the Orient Express, also starring Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr., Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Sergei Polunin, will open in the US on November 10 and arrives in Australia on November 23.
Synopsis for Murder on the Orient Express:
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.