Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley
  • UK release: 2 November 2017

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.

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Kenneth Branagh's intense film preparation

3 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Kenneth Branagh had to stab dead animals to get into character for 'Murder on the Orient Express'. The 56-year-old actor, who portrays Detective Hercule Poirot in the mystery film, has admitted to get into character he had to plunge a knife into the…

Johnny Depp 'staggered' by beauty of Murder on the Orient Express

3 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Johnny Depp was "staggered" by the beauty of thriller 'Murder on the Orient Express'. The 54-year-old actor stars as Edward Ratchett in the new Sir Kenneth Branagh adaptation of the popular Agatha Christie whodunit novel of the same name, and Depp…

Michelle Pfeiffer cried when she met Dame Judi Dench

3 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Michelle Pfeiffer burst into tears when she met Dame Judi Dench on the set of 'Murder on the Orient Express'. The 59-year-old actress is currently starring alongside the iconic actress in Sir Kenneth Branagh's re-imagining of Agatha Christie's…

Murder on the Orient Express

2 Nov 20174 stars

Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit gets a first-class, star-studded retelling

Does your heart sink at the prospect of yet another version of Murder on the Orient Express? The sneaky, snowbound whodunit may contain one of Agatha Christie's most ingenious plots but it has seen sterling service down the years, especially in Sidney…

Sir Kenneth Branagh praises Dame Judi Dench

30 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Sir Kenneth Branagh said Dame Judi Dench was a "critical component" for 'Murder on the Orient Express'. The 56-year-old actor both starred and directed the new Agatha Christie remake, which sees him portray detective Hercule Poirot in the upcoming…

Sir Kenneth Branagh felt the pressure filming 'Murder On the Orient Express'

28 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Sir Kenneth Branagh was determined not to let his 'Murder On the Orient Express' cast down. The 56-year-old actor starred and directed the upcoming production, which also features Michelle Pfeieffer, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley…

Judi Dench had glorious time on The Orient Express

20 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Dame Judi Dench claims the cast of 'Murder on the Orient Express' were forced to be friends because they were stuck on a train. The 'James Bond' actress is part of an all-star cast, which also includes the likes of Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Daisy…

Daisy Ridley admits to nerves on Murder on the Orient Express

21 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Daisy Ridley could barely hold a cup when she filmed 'Murder on the Orient Express' because she was so nervous working with the all-star cast. The 25-year-old actress is starring as Mary Debenham in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of Agatha…

Johnny Depp to star in Murder on the Orient Express reboot

30 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Johnny Depp is to star in the 'Murder on the Orient Express' remake - his first film role since his divorce from Amber Heard. The 53-year-old actor hasn't had the easiest time over the past few months as he's been locked in a bitter legal battle with…

Leslie Odom Jr. is in talks to star in the remake of Murder on the Orient Express

18 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to join the cast of 'Murder on the Orient Express'. It is not clear what role the 35-year-old actor - who won a Tony Award this year for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' - will take on in the remake…

Angelina Jolie passes on Murder On The Orient Express

5 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie has decided not to star in 'Murder On The Orient Express'. The 'By the Sea' actress had been in early talks with 20th Century Fox about appearing in the adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934 novel, which is being directed Sir Kenneth…

Angelina Jolie to star in Murder On The Orient Express

13 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Angelina Jolie is set to star in 'Murder On The Orient Express'. The 'By the Sea' actress is said to be in early talks with 20th Century Fox about appearing in the adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, which is being directed Sir Kenneth Branagh…

Sir Kenneth Branagh to direct Murder On The Orient Express

17 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Sir Kenneth Branagh is reportedly preparing to direct an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 'Murder On The Orient Express'. The 54-year-old star, who helmed the recent Disney version of 'Cinderella', has been locked in discussions with 20th Century Fox…

Ridley Scott to produce Murder on the Orient Express

13 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Sir Ridley Scott is remaking 'Murder on the Orient Express'. 20th Century Fox has nabbed the rights to Agatha Christie's famous murder mystery novel and has set a trio of top producers to oversee the new adaptation. Scott will be joined by 'X-Men…

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