20th Century Fox has released the trailer for the Kenneth Branagh’s new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic novel, and it’s packed full of stars stranded on a snowbound train. And they’re all suspects for the murder.
This is the third time that Hollywood is taking on the story of well-groomed detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) investigating the murder of business tycoon Ratchett (Johnny Depp) while aboard the Orient Express train.
The first look on the film in a recent EW article mentions some intriguing updates to the story, possibly more sinister and darker take than the whodunit mystery of the past versions. “I think we’re making a scarier film than people might imagine,” said Branagh.
Though similarly in his version of the story in 1974, director Sidney Lumet recruited some of the biggest star of that time including Sean Connery, Albert Finney, and Lauren Bacall. This time around, joining Depp and Branagh are Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Lucy Boynton and Derek Jacobi.
‘Express’ is scheduled for release later this year, Nov. 10.