What’s a murder-mystery without a few good suspects? Fox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 crime novel Murder on the Orient Express is set to begin production in November, and its cast of leads has been announced.
Kenneth Branagh will direct and star as Detective Hercule Poirot, who is tasked with solving the titular murder. Joining him will be Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, Lucy Boynton (from the fantastic Sing Street), Tom Bateman, Derek Jacobi and Leslie Odom Jr., in his first feature-film role since his breakout performance in Hamilton last July.
Branagh said in a statement, “Christie’s Murder is mysterious, compelling and unsettling. I’m honored to have this fantastic group of actors bring these dark materials to life for a new audience.”