Ready to get on board the Orient Express?
The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel “Murder On The Orient Express” has reached us. It was released late last night (Thursday, 2nd June) on their social media platforms.
The movie, which features an all-star cast, tells the story of 13 strangers stranded on a train when a murder happens.
The official synopsis reads:
“What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best selling author Agatha Christie, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ tells the tale of 13 strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.”
Kenneth Branagh, who directed the show, will be starring in the lead role of Hercule Poirot. Other cast include Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett, Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman, Penélope Cruz as Pilar Estravados, Judi Dench as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff, Josh Gad as Hector MacQueen, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, and more.
In a recent Q&A session, Branagh also talked about the powerful performance put on by the cast. He only had praise for them, saying, “The part that made the back of the hair on my neck stand up was the prospect of a group of people like this (the cast) in it. When you come back to a tale like Agatha Christie’s you’ve got a tremendous piece of entertainment, but you also have something that touches, I think, quite deeply on loss and grief and revenge; many of these characters have emotional secrets (…) and then people it with the characters embodied by these actors who can bring the kind of detail and that emotional depth to it, that’s what was exciting to me, was exciting about the process, to put all these people together in that situation and then peel the layers of the mystery, but also peel the layers of the humanity.”
Gad also provided some insights into working on a real train for the whole movie. He talked about the intensity of the scenes, explaining that being “confined in a space does something to you”.
In his exact words, “The detail that the production team brought to this production is unreal. (…) I think that that intimacy, it really lends itself to Ken’s vision, which is everybody’s got a secret. Everybody’s got their story, right? And everybody is what they appear to be, but there’s more to them. And, when you’re confined in a space it does something to you. It creates this sense of unease. Even if you have nothing to hide there’s a sense of who’s responsible? Which one of us is the killer? That sense of mystery, that sense of ‘are we on the train with a murderer?’ it gives you that sensation.”
“Murder On The Orient Express” will reach cinemas on 10th November.
Source: Movie Web.