Willem Dafoe is the latest actor to join director Kenneth Branagh's star-studded remake of Murder on the Orient Express. He will join Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., and Branagh.
The film is based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie that revolves around the murder of an American on board the famous train. The story centers on Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) who is tasked with solving the case that has numerous suspects among the passengers. According to Variety, Dafoe will play undercover detective Gerhard Hardman in the film.
The original film was directed by Sidney Lumet and released in 1974 and it was nominated for six Academy Awards. It's a great film that I suggest watching if you haven't already. It has a great cast that consists of Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Michael York.
Fox will be releasing the remake on November 22, 2017, and as much as I am against remakes, I love this cast and the director, so I'm curious to see how it all comes together.