The First Trailer For ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Is Here
Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, and Penelope Cruz are all suspects
Thirteen strangers are stuck on a train, and everyone’s a suspect—very famous, attractive, and stylish suspects.
What starts out as a grand train excursion through Europe turns into a whodunit mystery when one of the passengers (Johnny Depp) is murdered. Kenneth Branagh plays the very humble detective Hercule Poirot (“I’m probably the greatest detective in the world," he says in the trailer), and Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, and others play the not-to-be-trusted passengers. “There is something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again,” Branagh says. Basically, don’t let their perfectly coiffed hair and impressive range of mustaches fool you.
Agatha Christie’s 1934 book was also adapted by Sidney Lumet for a 1974 film of the same title. But Branagh, who in addition to starring is also directing the film, hopes to bring a new twist to this iteration.
“I think what I found in the book again, and in the screenplay, was that it unleashed something very primal, very kind of grisly,” Branagh told Entertainment Weekly. “I realized that we could find a way to have the fun of Agatha Christie, but have the absolutely deadly intention behind it, and the danger. I think we’re making a scarier film than people might imagine. We’re not trying to turn it into something it isn’t, but I think we’re away from the drawing room mystery, and we’re into something [else]. Because the book is also a dark psychological revenge drama.”
You, too, can play detective come November 10 when the film hits the big screen.