Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has got Penelope Cruz to join the already star studded cast. The murder mystery story follows Poirot as he attempts to solve the murder of an American businessman that occurred on a cross-country train.
According to Deadline, Penelope Cruz joins the upcoming remake, She’ll be reuniting with her Pirates 4 co-star Johnny Depp, who will himself be reuniting with his Dark Shadows co-star Michelle Pfeiffer. Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Lucy Boynton, Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad, and Judi Dench round out the cast, with Branagh himself playing the main character, Detective Hercule Poirot.
Depp portrays Ratchett, Pfeiffer will be Mrs. Hubbard, Ridley plays Mary Debenham, Dench portrays Princess Dragomiroff, Boynton will be Countess Andrenyi. Tom Bateman plays Bouc, Tony-winning stage actor Derek Jacobiportrays Masterman, Peņa is Marquez, Gad is Hector McQueen, and Hamilton star Odom Jr. plays Doctor Arbuthnot. That leaves two major characters that Cruz could be playing: Hildegarde Schmidt, a former cook; or Greta Ohlsson, a missionary/nurse (that seems the more likely choice, since Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing that part in the 1974 movie).
Murder on the Orient Express is scheduled to leave the station and pull into theaters on November 22, 2017.