Fox has released its first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded remake of “Murder on the Orient Express.”
The preview opens with Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr. sitting in the cafeteria wagon of the Orient Express. It’s lavish and beautiful and full of elegance. The trailer then skips to Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer making eyes at each other in the hallway of the train. However, the train soon comes to a screeching halt as it becomes evident there has been a murder on the train — and of course, everyone claims they are innocent.
“I see evil on this train,” says a voiceover. “A passenger has died. “
At one point, the footage shows the perspective of detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who is interviewing every suspect. There’s crying, reiterations of innocence and pure shock as the passengers learn what has occurred on the train. This is the same trailer shown to CinemaCon attendees back in March.
Branagh is directing the remake. Ridley Scott of Scott Free and Simon Kinberg of Genre Films are producing with Mark Gordon and Branagh. Michael Green, who wrote the new “Blade Runner” movie for Scott, is adapting Christie’s 1934 detective novel. Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom, Jr., Derek Jafobi and Penelope Cruz also star.
The story follows gifted detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the titular train. Depp plays Ratchett, the murdered man.
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Pfeiffer plays Mrs. Hubbard, a passenger aboard the train. Previously, Angelina Jolie had been attached to the role. Ridley stars as Mary Debenham and Dench portrays Princess Dragomiroff.
Christie’s novel was published in 1934. James Prichard and Hilary Strong of Agatha Christie Ltd. will executive produce.
The film is set for a November 10 release.
Watch the video above.