Murder on the Orient Express


What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale 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.

Over 80 years since the publication of one of the most ingenious stories ever written, 20th Century Fox are bringing Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express to life in a new feature film adaptation. Murder on the Orient Express is directed by BAFTA Award winning director Kenneth Branagh who also takes on the role of Christie’s fictional sleuth, Hercule Poirot. The all-star ensemble cast joining Branagh includes Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari, Leslie Odom Jr, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sergei Polunin and Daisy Ridley.

The calibre of talent doesn’t end there. The film’s producers include Ridley Scott (The Martian), Simon Kinberg (The Martian, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Mark Gordon (Steve Jobs), Michael Shaefer and Judy Hofflund; and Michael Green (Blade Runner 2, Logan) wrote the screenplay.

Murder on the Orient Express will be in cinemas around the globe from 10th November. Until then, discover more about the adaptation and the original story below...

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The ensemble cast of Murder on the Orient Express includes Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe and Josh Gad. Discover more about each cast member.

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Facts about Murder on the Orient Express

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