Angelina Jolie in talks for Murder on the Orient Express with Kenneth Branagh
Angelina Jolie may soon be boarding Murder on the Orient Express.
The actress is in talks to join Fox’s adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery, EW has learned.
Kenneth Branagh is directing and will star in the film as Hercule Poirot. Michael Green (Blade Runner 2) is writing the screenplay.
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Christie’s novel, published in 1934, follows Poirot as the Belgian detective tries to unravel a murder that could have been perpetrated by any number of passengers aboard a snowbound train.
Murder on the Orient Express was first brought to the screen in 1974, with a starry cast that included Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, and Vanessa Redgrave. It was later adapted again in 2001 for a TV movie that starred Alfred Molina as Poirot.
Branaugh is also producing this new adaptation, alongside Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon. The film is set for release on Nov. 22, 2017.