Hercule Poirot may be the greatest detective on the face of the planet, but even he is no match for the curious case of the Murder on the Orient Express.
Lifted from the pages of Agatha Christie’s timeless masterclass, 20th Century Fox and writer-director Kenneth Branagh are bringing a new and modern take to the iconic thriller, with Branagh taking point as the aforementioned Poirot. While aboard the titular, serpentine vessel, our astute leads finds himself in the thick of a widespread conspiracy upon discovering that businessman Samuel Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp) has been murdered in one of the cabins. Cue the speculation.
What follows is a whodunnit of epic proportions, and the enviable cast list for Murder on the Orient Express is almost worth the price of admission alone. But before we get into that, Empire has posted a chilling new still for the detective drama, which finds Branagh’s lead scoping out his surroundings from the back of the train. This image is presumably taken from the moment when the Orient Express grinds to a halt in the face of a relentless snowstorm, which only exacerbates an already tricky situation.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there are also two super-stylish posters for Murder on the Orient Express that gather together all of the potential suspects. From The Last Jedi‘s Daisy Ridley to Dame Judi Dench, this is an ensemble cast for the ages, and below you’ll also catch a glimpse of Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer and Penelope Cruz as they appear in November’s crime thriller.
There’s been a Murder on the Orient Express, folks! And the guessing game really begins when Branagh’s starry pic pulls into theaters on November 10th – November 3rd for those in the United Kingdom.
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