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First Look: The cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express

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From Left: Olivia Colman , Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh, Leslie Odom Jr, Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp

An all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz and Daisy Ridley, feature in Kenneth Branagh’s 20th Century Fox’s new feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed mystery Murder on the Orient Express.

Here is out first look at the cast and check out the moustache on Branagh!

In addition to directing the film, Branagh, a five-time Academy Award®-nominee, will star as detective Hercule Poirot. Depp portrays Ratchett; Pfeiffer is Mrs. Hubbard and Ridley plays Mary Debenham.

Oscar winner Judi Dench portrays Princess Dragomiroff, while Lucy Boynton is Countess Andrenyi. Tom Bateman plays Bouc, acclaimed stage actor and Tony winner Derek Jacobi portrays Masterman, Olivia Colman is Hildegarde Schmidt, Josh Gad is Hector MacQueen, Willem Dafoe is Gerhard Hardman, Penélope Cruz is Greta Ohlsson and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. plays Doctor Arbuthnot.

Murder on the Orient Express begins production in November, in London.

Commented Kenneth Branagh, “Christie’s ‘Murder’ is mysterious, compelling and unsettling. I’m honoured to have this fantastic group of actors bring these dark materials to life for a new audience”.

Ridley Scott (The Martian), Simon Kinberg (The Martian, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Mark Gordon (Steve Jobs) and Branagh will produce the film. Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood and Judy Hofflund will also produce. Michael Green (Blade Runner 2) wrote the screenplay, with Steve Asbell overseeing the production for Fox.

Agatha Christie’s novel, published in 1934, is considered one of the most ingenious stories ever devised. It revolves around a murder onboard the famous train, and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must solve the case – but there are a number of passengers who could potentially be the murderer.

Source: EW

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