It’s been a while since we had a star packed ensemble cast and the reboot of the Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express was no different when it was out in the seventies when its cast was led by Albert Finney as the vowel mangling detective Poirot who seemed to owe more to Inspector Clouseau than anyone else.
Anyway the reboot will have Kenneth Branagh as the detective and will also direct when it starts shooting in London next month.. So who will the all star cast include. OK here we go …..Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Derek Jacobi with more set to be cast.
Ridley Scott will be one of the producers. Michael Green, whose credits include Heroes and Blade Runner 2, wrote the screenplay. Christie’s great grandson James Pritchard and Hilary Strong, chair and CEO respectively of Agatha Christie Ltd – the body set up by the author in 1955 to manage the literary and media rights to her works – are executive producing.
Depp will play Ratchett, the American businessman whose murder aboard the luxury Orient Express train is at the heart of Christie’s 1934 classic novel. And if you’re wondering who did it then the answer is….(Stop it! – Ed)