20th Century Fox has confirmed Kenneth Branagh's participation in the movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous novel Murder on the Orient Express. According to an official press release, the famous Irish director and actor will play the role of Hercule Poirot and stage the movie.
"We are collaborating with the fantastic FOX studio team, and we could not wish for the best contributors to this wonderful project," the foundation, which is controlled by the heirs of the British writer, said in an official statement.
The production team led by Ridley Scott will oversee the creation of a new movie based on the work. It will also include Simon Kienberg and Mark Gordon. Murder on the Orient Express was first published in 1934 in a series of books dedicated to Hercule Poirot. The action takes place on the so-called Orient Express - a train that ran between Paris and Istanbul.
The novel has gone through a large number of adaptations. The most famous painting is considered to be from 1974, in which Albert Finney played the role of the Belgian detective Poirot. The timing of the new project has not yet been specified. As a reminder, in 2015 the Cinderella fairy tale was released, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
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