First Look: Meet the Cast of ‘Murder on The Orient Express’

Murder on The Orient Express is coming back to theaters, and today we got the first look at the pretty impressive cast.

Here is the image, courtesy of EW:

Murder on The Orient Express

It’s an incredible assemblage of talent: Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer (!!!), Kenneth Branagh, Willem Dafoe, Lucy Boynton, Derek Jacobi, and Leslie Odom Jr. And then, there on the right of the poster, looking like a parody of himself, is Johnny Depp. Not to make this about Depp, but isn’t his act getting somewhat tiresome?

Anywho… Murder on The Orient Express is a remake of Sidney Lumet’s Agatha Christie adaptation. Here’s a layout:

A lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Branagh is pulling double duty as director and co star. Hopefully this Murder on The Orient Express has the richness and rhythms of Lumet’s terrific adaptation. And let’s hope Johnny Depp doesn’t ruin it. It opens November 10.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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