Kenneth Branagh To Direct and Star in Christie's 'Murder On The Orient Express'
Twentieth Century Fox have just announced that they will adapt Agatha Christie's book, Murder on the Orient Express, into a film with Kenneth Branagh as director. Branagh will also step in front of the camera as Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective who investigates a murder mystery on board the Orient Express train.
Branagh is certainly no stranger to being an actor, director or both. His recent directing woks includes Henry V, Thor and Cinderella. He also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as well as taking the role of the main villain.
This is not the first movie adaptation for Murder on the Orient Express. Albert Finney took the lead role for the 1974 version and was nominated for best actor in the Academy Awards. There is also a TV adaptation with David Suchet as Poirot.
Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon and Branagh will produce and Michael Green (Bladerunner 2) is the screenwriter.
No news yet about the rest of the cast or any filming date