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.