20th Century Fox just debuted the first trailer and poster for the star-studded Murder on the Orient Express, based on Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel. Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) directs and stars in the murder mystery set on board a train. The cast of the 2017 adaptation also includes Tom Bateman, Penélope 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.
Michael Green adapted Christie’s novel for the screen. Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, and Michael Schaefer produced, with Agatha Christie Ltd.’s James Prichard and Hilary Strong executive producing. Fox has set a November 10, 2017 theatrical release date.
The Plot: 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.