"Murder on the Orient Express" is a 2017 American mystery thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh.
The starring cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer and others.
20th Century Studios on Thursday, September 21, 2017 released the trailer:
Murder on the Orient Express | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.
In 1934, renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) solves a theft at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Poirot has OCD, seeks balance in life, and considers his case-solving ability to spot lies a curse. His friend Bouc (Tom Bateman), the nephew of the director of the luxury Orient Express train service, arranges a bunk for him to return to London.
Businessman Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp) offers to hire Poirot to be his bodyguard during the three-day journey, having received anonymous threatening letters. Poirot refuses upon learning that he is a con artist. That night, Poirot hears noises coming from Ratchett's compartment, and sees someone in a red kimono running down the hallway. An avalanche derails the train's engine, stranding the passengers.
The next morning, Poirot discovers Ratchett has been murdered, stabbed a dozen times. Poirot and Bouc investigate the passengers as repairs begin. Evidence indicates that Ratchett was murdered by one person who dealt several blows, and Caroline Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer), a passenger, claims that a man was in her compartment in the night. Poirot discovers a partially burned note connecting Ratchett to the kidnapping of Daisy Armstrong, a child who was abducted from her bedroom and held for ransom. Though the family paid the ransom, Daisy was murdered. Ratchett's true identity is revealed: he was John Cassetti, Daisy's kidnapper & murderer. The shock of her death caused her mother Sonia to suffer a fatal miscarriage; her father, Colonel John Armstrong (Phil Dunster), committed suicide shortly after. The family's nursemaid Susanne (Hayat Kamille) was wrongly suspected of complicity, leading to her arrest and subsequent suicide in police custody, only to be found innocent afterward.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Murder on the Orient Express". Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
The film "Murder on the Orient Express" was scheduled to be released on November 2, 2017 (Royal Albert Hall), on November 9, 2017 (Germany, Hungary) and on November 10, 2017 (United States, Turkey) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. F.E., Film1, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Hotstar, KVH Media Group, Net5 and Q2.
The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $352.8 million.
The film "Murder on the Orient Express" is rated with "PG-13" rating.
"Murder on the Orient Express" filming. Principal photography began on November 22, 2016, in the United Kingdom, and concluded in May 2017.
"Murder on the Orient Express" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 61/100. The audience also kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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