Willem Dafoe Is Boarding The Orient Express | Film News



Willem Dafoe is joining Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Murder On The Orient Express. He will join the already impressive cast, which includes Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Kenneth Branagh who will both direct and star in the film as renowned Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.


Dafoe, who has been known to take on risky and challenging roles, has been surprising us with very memorable performances in the last 30 years such as in Spider-Man, Antichrist, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Finding Dory.


Irish actor and director, Kenneth Branagh, has achieved significant success as a director going from Shakespearean adaptations such as Henry V (1989), which won him a Bafta for best direction, to Hollywood box office hits with Thor (2011) and Cinderella (2015).


Murder On The Orient Express, based on the novel by Agatha Christie, published in 1934, and previously adapted by Sidney Lumet in 1974, with Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery, follows Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of a rich American travelling on the Orient Express.


Principal photography on the film started in November 2016 in the United Kingdom and the film is scheduled to be release on the Wednesday, November 22, by 20th Century Fox.


We cannot wait to see what Branagh has in store for us and what interesting twist he will bring to the most famous train in the world.



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