Murder on the Orient Express: Agatha Christie’s Beloved Novel Comes to Life With a Stellar Cast

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar cast

Previously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating the famous mystery for a new generation. Traveling back to London from Istanbul, Poirot is embroiled in a seemingly un­solvable murder as the train is trapped in a snowdrift.

With each of his fellow 13 passengers in the car a suspect, the master detective has his work cut out for him if he wants to catch the culprit. The plot requires a large ensemble, including Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer and Willem Dafoe, among others. Going as far as building their own pe­riod steam locomotive and Pullman carriages, no ex­pense was spared to spin this yarn of intrigue, murder and luxury on rails.

Starts Nov 10, Burg. 1., Opernring 19,

Starts Nov 9, Haydn. 6., Mariahilfer Strasse 57,

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Anja Stevic
Is a Croatian born writing for Metropole. After moving around, she decided to make Vienna her hometown, where she is currently pursuing her MSc in Communications. In her free time, she is attending exhibitions, photographing or analyzing data.

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