Johnny Depp has joined the cast for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on the Orient Express, along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena and Judi Dench, Deadline reports.
The film, which also has Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. attached, follows the original novel plot and centres on detective - Hercule Poirot’s (Branagh) investigation of a murder on board a luxury train stuck in a snowstorm.
The movie, which is also to be helmed and produced by Branagh, in addition to Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Aditya Sood and Michael Schaefer, also has James Prichard, the author’s great grandson and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd., and Hilary Strong, CEO at Agatha Christie Ltd., attached to executive produce, with a slated release date of November 22, 2017.
A 1974 version of the film also featured an all-star cast that included Albert Finney as Poirot with Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins and Wendy Hiller.
Depp most recently starred in Black Mass and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
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