Only over six months left until the movie hits theaters, 20th Century Fox is finally unveiling a first look at their highly-anticipated remake of Murder on the Orient Express Movie 2017 with the first photos of the all-star ensemble cast.
Murder on the Orient Express Movie 2017, based off Agatha Christie’s iconic 1934 novel of the same name, presents a much different mystery as an ensemble of characters trying to figure out who the murderer among them. The murderer runs loose onboard after the train running from Istanbul to Paris gets stuck in a snowdrift.
They have gathered to be featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly along with new shots of Murder on the Orient Express Movie 2017 main characters including director/star Kenneth Branagh iconic detective Hercule Poirot, Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett, Michelle Pfeiffer as Caroline Hubbard, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Biniamino Marquez, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, Leslie Odom Jr. as Doctor Arbuthnot, Olivia Colman as Hildegarde Schmidt, Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff, Penelope Cruz as Pilar Estravados, Sergei Polunin as Count Andrenyi and Josh Gad as Hector MacQueen.
Talking about Hercule Poirot, Branagh describes himself as having an “action-man quality” to play his character. The director also teased that Johnny Depp’s Edward Ratchett is a rich businessman with dark secrets described as “a very dangerous man”. Michelle Pfeiffer describes her character of Caroline Hubbard as the “Ugly American” who sticks her nose into everybody’s business. Dame Judi Dench plays the character of Russian Princess Dragomiroff whose helpless appearance may be deceiving. The director also teases that Leslie Odom Jr.’s Doctor Arbuthnot is not who he seems, and Daisy Ridley plays the “independent-minded Mary Debenham, who is in a relationship with Doctor Arbuthnot.”
The list of star participating in Murder on the Orient Express Movie 2017 keep going on with Josh Gad as Hector McQueen, a “numbers guy” who works for Edward Ratchett, Penelope Cruz as a missionary named Pilar Estravados, Olivia Colman as a “put-upon maid” of Judi Dench’s Princess Dragomiroff Hildegarde Schmidt, Derek Jacobi as Ratchett’s butler Masterman. Moreover, the cast rounded out by Willem Dafoe as Austrian professor Gerhard Hardman, Sergei Polunin as dancer Count Andrenyi, Lucy Boynton as the Count’s wife, Countess Andrenyi, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as immigrant-turned-businessman Biniamino Marquez, Marwan Kenzari as train attendant Pierre Michel and Tom Bateman as the director of the train company Bouc.