"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.

Here are "Murder on the Orient Express" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Murder on the Orient Express movie?

20th Century Studios on Thursday, September 21, 2017 released the trailer for "Murder on the Orient Express" you can watch here:
Murder on the Orient Express | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.

Plot summary

What is Murder on the Orient Express movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Murder on the Orient Express" movie plot summary.

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. Poirot boards the train with Bouc and thirteen other Passengers: American widow Caroline Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer), American businessman Edward Ratchett, with his English manservant Edward Masterman and secretary/translator Hector McQueen; elderly Russian Princess Natalia Dragomiroff (Judi Dench) and her German maid Hildegarde Schmidt; Hungarian diplomat Count Rudolf Andrenyi and his wife Elena; Medical Doctor John Arbuthnot; Mary Debenham (Daisy Ridley), a teacher; Pilar Estravados (Penélope Cruz), a Spanish missionary; Cuban-American car salesman Biniamino Marquez; and Gerhard Hardman (Willem Dafoe), an Austrian university professor.
Ratchett 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 Mrs. Hubbard 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 and killer. 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.


Who plays who in the Murder on the Orient Express movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Murder on the Orient Express" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Kenneth Branagh  as Hercule Poirot a world-renowned Belgian detective and former police officer
Penélope Cruz  as Pilar Estravados the Armstrongs' Spanish nurse
Willem Dafoe  as Gerhard Hardman
Judi Dench  as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff Daisy's godmother and friend of Caroline
Johnny Depp  as Lanfranco Cassetti alias Edward Ratchett, a famous gangster, and Daisy Armstrong's kidnapper and murderer
Josh Gad  as Hector MacQueen Ratchett's secretary
Derek Jacobi  as Edward Henry Masterman Ratchett's valet and butler
Leslie Odom Jr.  as Dr. Arbuthnot Mary's secret lover, who's also a doctor and former army sniper
Daisy Ridley  as Mary Debenham Sonia's personal secretary and Daisy's governess
Michelle Pfeiffer  as Caroline Hubbard Sonia's mother and Daisy's grandmother
Tom Bateman  as Bouc Poirot's friend and nephew of owner of the Orient Express
Marwan Kenzari  as Pierre Michel the conductor and brother of Susanne
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo  as Biniamino Marquez a car salesman and the Armstrong's chauffeur
Lucy Boynton  as Countess Helena Andrenyi Sonia's younger sister
Olivia Colman  as Hildegarde Schmidt Natalia's maid and the Armstrong's cook
Sergei Polunin  as Count Rudolph Andrenyi Helena's husband
Phil Dunster  as Colonel John Armstrong
Miranda Raison  as Sonia Armstrong Daisy's mother
Paapa Essiedu  as Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual  as Young Boy
Asan N'Jie  as Hotel Waiter
Michael Rouse  as British Police Chief Inspector
Elliot Levey  as Rabbi
David Annen  as Priest
Joseph Long  as Imam
Andy Apollo  as Armed Policeman
Hadley Fraser  as British Military Escort
Ziad Abaza  as Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat  as Waiter
Luke Brady  as Waiter
Miltos Yerolemou  as Old Turk Baker
Kathryn Wilder  as Prostitute
Gerard Horan  as Aynesworth
Richard Clifford  as Maître d'
Sid Sagar  as Sleeping Car Attendant
Adam Garcia  as Italian Fan
Harry Lister Smith  as Stockman
Darryl Clark  as Salon Barman
Anoushka Lucas  as Pianist
Matthew Hawksley  as Waiter
Crispin Letts  as Head Waiter
Yasmin Harrison  as Dining Car Sous Chef
Kate Tydman  as Chef
Pip Jordan  as Kitchen Car Sous Chef
Chris Porter  as Station Master
Jack Riddiford  as Police Captain
Joshua Lacey  as Track Foreman
Ansu Kabia  as Police Captain (Newsreel)
Hayat Kamille  as Susanne
Rami Nasr  as McQueen's Father
Todd Boyce  as Judge
Irfan Shamji  as Yugoslavian Police Officer
Tom Hanson  as British Military Officer

Release date

When is Murder on the Orient Express movie release date?

"Murder on the Orient Express" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 2, 2017 (Royal Albert Hall), on November 9, 2017 (Germany, Hungary) and on November 10, 2017 (United States, Turkey) distributing 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.


What are Murder on the Orient Express filming details?

The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $352.8 million.

"Murder on the Orient Express" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on November 22, 2016, in the United Kingdom, and concluded in May 2017.


What are critics and audiences saying about Murder on the Orient Express movie?

"Murder on the Orient Express" movie 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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