Variety is reporting that Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, Salt) is in talks to board Kenneth Branaugh’s remake of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express. Continue reading for more details.
Here’s the official film synopsis of the original 1974 film adaptation:
“Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit.”
The only other cast member confirmed so far is Kenneth Branaugh as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The original film earned 6 Oscar nominations, including a win for best supporting actress and a nomination for best actor, so there’s some meaty roles to play. Hopefully we’ll get an ensemble cast that could rival the original.
Do you like how this film is shaping up so far? What is your dream list for filling out the remainder of the cast?