20th Century Fox has released a new, official Murder On The Orient Express trailer directed by Kenneth Branagh. Based on the famous Agatha Christie novel of the same name, Murder On The Orient Express follows famed detective Hercule Poirot (played by Branagh) as he attempts to crack the case of the titular crime. The film may be a mystery but audiences will flock for its ensemble cast and sleek style.
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.
Check out the full, official trailer for Murder On The Orient Express below:
It’s what Branagh is doing as a director that really seems to sell this thing, and elevating the material even further is his cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos who sustains a claustrophobic quality to the proceedings while allowing Branagh to keep things visually interesting and constantly dynamic. But most importantly, that terrific cast. Star Wars fans will no doubt want to catch a glimpse of Daisy Ridley in a different role and many veterans such as Dame Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, and yes, Johnny Depp will draw the attention of many movie goers this winter.
Branagh recently discussed his reason for remaking this iconic story during a preview night in London:
“I’m addicted to the work of great storytellers, so when you come back to a tale like Agatha Christie you’ve got a tremendous piece of entertainment, but you’ve also got something that touches quite deeply on loss and grief and revenge… Many of these characters have emotional secrets so a chance to combine a vicarious ride in the golden age of travel on the great Orient Express and then people it with the characters embodied by these actors who can bring this kind of detail and emotional depth to it, that was what was exciting to me.”
Murder On The Orient Express also stars Tom Bateman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Sergei Polunin.
Murder on the Orient Express opens on November 10, 2017.
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