Murder on the Orient Express is a mystery drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley.
The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express. One of the passengers requests his protection, but Poirot declines. The next day the passenger is found dead in his compartment and Poirot is asked to solve the case. The train is forced to stop due to a snow drift blocking the tracks. This gives him a few hours to figure out the murderer's identity before the local police take over the investigation. During his investigation, Poirot discovers that many of the passengers have some connection. This could be the vital clue to crack the case, but can he do it in time?
- Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot
- Penélope Cruz as Pilar Estravados
- Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman
- Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff
- Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett
- Josh Gad as Hector MacQueen
- Derek Jacobi as Edward Henry Masterman
- Leslie Odom Jr. as Dr. Arbuthnot
- Michelle Pfeiffer as Caroline Hubbard
- Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham