Fox has issued the first trailer for their new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s killer classic, Murder on the Orient Express. Kenneth Branagh produces, directs, and stars this latest take on the murder mystery classic and just based on this trailer alone, it looks like he’s brought his usual bombastic panache to the playing field. In other words, it looks pretty great.
We are treated to a look at the more prominent members of the cast, along with their professions, in what could really only be described as “PoirotVision”, as the famous detective moves through the cart while talking to them. The song choice at the end is odd, but between the cast, the material, Branagh’s directorial hand, and the overall look of the film, I am still very much excited to see it come November. Check it out for yourself, along with the film’s first poster, which also recently debuted…
Murder on the Orient Express is the latest adaptation of the classic mystery novel by Agatha Christie. It is directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay by Michael Green. The picture is produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Aditya Sood, and Michael Schaeffer. The film stars Kenneth Branagh as ‘Hercule Poirot’, Penelope Cruz as ‘Pilar Estravados’, Willem Dafoe as ‘Gerhard Hardman’, Judi Dench as ‘Princess Natalia Dragomiroff’, Johnny Depp as ‘Edward Ratchett’, Michelle Pfeiffer as ‘Mrs. Caroline Hubbard’, Josh Gad as ‘Hector MacQueen’, Daisy Ridley as ‘Mary Debenham’, Tom Bateman as ‘M. Bouc’, Sergei Polunin as ‘Count Rudolph Adrenyi’, Lucy Boynton as ‘Countess Elena Adrenyi’, Olivia Colman as ‘Hildegarde Schmidt’, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as ‘Biniamino Marquez’, Marwan Kenzari as ‘Pierre Michel’, Leslie Odom Jr. as ‘Dr. Arbuthnot’, and Derek Jacobi as ‘Masterman’.
Murder on the Orient Express rolls into theaters on November 10th, 2017.
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