Kenneth Branagh is boarding the remake train for 20th Century Fox!
After his great success with Disney’s CINDERELLA remake, Brannagh is now turning his attention to the Agatha Christie classic MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
Not only will he be starring as detective Hercule Poirot, he’ll be directing the film as well.
And it looks like he’s bagged a star-studded cast for the thriller. Joining Brannagh on the new Orient Express will be STAR WARS’ Daisey Ridley, Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfieffer, Johnny Depp, and the voice of FROZEN’s Olaf, Josh Gadd.
The Agatha Christie classic story was last filmed as a TV movie in 2001, and prior to that, the 1974 version featured a swag of A-listers of the day including Richard Widmark, Michael York, Jaqueline Bisset, and Lauren Bacall - and scored an Academy award for best actress in a supporting role for Ingrid Bergman. We'll see the new ORIENT EXPRESS in 2017.