Yesterday, the new trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express was released to the world, and we still haven’t quite digested it. You’ll see what we mean. Just take a look at this:
Ugh, how amazing does this look?!
Agatha Christie first wrote her novel in 1934, which has since been the focal point of many British dramas and TV shows – but this is the first time Hollywood has dipped its toes into the classic. And if the movie is anything like the trailer, it seems like it’s going to be a hard act to follow.
With esteemed director behind the helm, Kenneth Branagh has managed to get one helluva star-studded cast on board the Orient Express, and he even steps in himself. Branagh is portraying Agatha Christie’s most famous detectives of all times, Hercule Poirot (of course. Who else could play him?!).
He will also be joined aboard the train by the likes of Dame Judi Dench as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff, Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett, Josh Gad as Hector MacQueen and Penelope Cruz as Pilar Estravados.
But it doesn’t stop there. The new movie will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Tom Bateman, Sergei Polunin, Leslie Odom, Olivia Colman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Marwan Kenzari, Lucy Boynton and Derek Jacobi.
You could probably fuel the train with their talent alone – and have some left to spare.
The story will follow the investigation after (shockingly) a murder on the Orient Express – and the detective and the characters race to find the culprit of the fatal stabbing on their journey from Istanbul to Paris.
Who could it be?
Murder on the Orient Express hits cinemas on November 3 in the UK, and November 10 in the US.