Monday, 18 July 2016

Angelina Jolie set to board Murder On The Orient Express

Following the recent announcement that Ken Branagh (Cinderella) is gearing up to make a new cinematic version of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express – in which he will play the hirsute Belgian detective Hercule Poirot – new arrives via Deadline that he is angling for Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) to join the film.




Michael Green (Green Lantern) wrote the new adaptation of the story that was first published in 1934. The mystery sees Poirot exercising the little grey cells over the murder of an American tycoon on a journey from Istanbul (Constantinople at the time) to Paris. The train is stuck in a terrible snowstorm and everyone on board the packed carriages becomes a suspect.

If she does sign on, Jolie promises to be the first of an all star cast that the director and star will gather, and the pace is clearly picking up on this one. Jolie most recently pulled off her own directing and starring gig with By The Sea (2015) and is currently editing her latest film, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers, which has Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounting the horrors she suffered under the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

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