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You don’t need to be the world’s greatest detective to deduce that this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover is a particularly star-studded affair. The cover image features no less than 12 cast members from Sir Kenneth Branagh’s new big screen version of the Agatha Christie murder-mystery Murder on the Orient Express, including Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Dame Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., and Branagh, who plays Christie’s famed sleuth Hercule Poirot.
But now it’s time to put your little grey cells — as Poirot calls his brain — to work. In the course of the Murder on the Orient Express marketing campaign, a number of clues will be featured in trailers, on posters, even during TV appearances by the movie’s talent. These small clues will implicate a new suspect in the murder investigation, leading to discoverable content about each character through the campaign. While the actual mystery will never be solved during the campaign, each clue will provide a secret window into the mysterious lives of our rich and intriguing characters.
What has all this to do with Entertainment Weekly? Well, the very first of these clues is to be found on the cover of this week’s issue. (To see a larger version of the cover, click here). Once you’ve located it, head over to CluesAreEverywhere.com, where you can find out further information about one of the characters in the film.