MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Kenneth Branagh doesn’t mind taking on literary giants, and now he’s in Agatha Christie territory with Murder on the Orient Express. Directing the film and starring as Hercule Poirot was a creative challenge for the filmmaker, and he definitely wanted to bring a different take to the 1974 version.

“The one thing (screenwriter) Michael Green wanted to do that I applauded was show Poirot in action from the word go,” said Branagh. “I present a denouement at the beginning of the show from a case that we did not know. When I read the script to begin with, the thing I found most delicious was leaning forward thinking what is he doing exactly? From the time he puts that pane on the wall, He’s just a bit mad, isn’t he, this fellow.”


Click on the media bar to hear how Shakespeare and Agatha Christie shaped him as a storyteller.



Co-starring Daisy Ridley and Johnny Depp, Murder on the Orient Express is now playing nationwide.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi


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