We learned today that Kenneth Branagh‘s “Murder On The Orient Express” is going to be big in more ways than one. Kodak revealed the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation will be shot on 65mm, bringing some grand scope to the colorful murder mystery, and giving the star-studded cast even more room to look glamorous. But they’ll have to make room in the frame for one more name.
Penelope Cruz has joined Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Peña, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton and Derek Jacobi in the film. There’s no word yet on her role, but the other known parts are as follows: Branagh himself will be playing Hercule Poirot; Depp will take the role of Ratchett, the victim of the crime; Pfeiffer is Mrs. Hubbard; Ridley is Mary Debenham; Dench is Princess Dragomiroff; Pena is Marquez; Odom Jr. is Doctor Arbuthnot, and Bateman is Bouc.
Production on the film will begin soon, and you can book your ticket to see “Murder On The Orient Express” starting on November 22, 2017. [Deadline]