One of our most beloved books read as a younger fellow was Agatha Christie’s masterpiece Murder on the Orient Express. It made a fine film in the 70s and now thanks to Fox and director-star Kenneth Branagh it is back on the silver screen to thrill an entirely new generation of murder mystery aficionados.
Besides directing, Branagh also stars as master detective Hercule Poirot who is charged with solving the titular murder on the titular train speeding across Europe. Everyone’s a suspect and good thing for audiences because the esteemed helmer has crafted one of the best ensembles of the year. To show off its cast, check out the 16 character posters below for Murder on the Orient Express.
The ensemble is led by Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad and hits theaters November 10. The flick also stars Tom Bateman, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Sergei Polunin.