Kenneth Branagh is without a doubt the best at bringing Shakespearean works to the big screen as well as on stage, but let’s not ignore his talents as a behind the camera master of his caliber. The man has done films like Thor, Cinderalla, and the epic that is Hamlet.
With a directing range such as that, it’s no shock that he can cast some serious actors that don’t look the same as the next person. Branagh will portray detective Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of Ratchett (Depp) while the eclectic passengers include Russian royalty (Dench), a working woman who will one day be my wife (Michael Pena)…just kidding folks. Daisy Ridley is of course my future wife and permanent squeeze.
Pena will be a Cuban passenger named Marquez while Michelle Pheiffer will portray a glamorous, loud mouth passenger with something to hide.
This is suiting up to be a remarkable project and with producers like Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon helping make this film come to life you have to imagine they believe in the material.
The script will also be written by Blade Runner 2 scribe Michael Green.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter