Johnny Depp in talks for Murder On The Orient Express remake

It looks as though Johnny Depp will board the Orient Express.

According to Deadline, the 53-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star may be appearing in the upcoming remake of ‘Murder On The Orient Express’.

“Johnny Depp is in talks to star for director Kenneth Branagh in the Murder On The Orient Express remake,” they revealed. “This comes after Angelina Jolie stepped out.”

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According to The Wrap, it looks as though Daisy Ridley and Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining him, alongside Michael Pena and Judy Dench.

An all-star adaptation, then.

The upcoming ‘Orient Express’ remake is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which saw her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, engaged in a classic whodunit after American businessman is murdered aboard the famed train.

And apparently, the movie is picking up speed.

“The pic is moving fast: Depp will star with Branagh, who’ll play detective Hercule Poirot in a script that Blade Runner 2 scribe Michael Green adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel.”

Kenneth Branagh will produce along with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon. Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood will also produce in some capacity.

Agatha Christie’s great grandson and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd., James Pritchard and Hilary Strong, the CEO at Agatha Christie Ltd., will executive produce.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ will reportedly head to cinemas in 2017.

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