|Directed by||:||Kenneth Branagh||Produced by||:||Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg||Screenplay by||:||Michael Green||Based on||:||Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie||Starring||:||Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi||Production companies||:||Kinberg Genre The Mark Gordon Company|
Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The film stars Branagh as Hercule Poirot, with Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley in supporting roles. The film is the fourth adaptation of Christie's novel, following a 1974 film, a 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot. The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, who seeks to solve a murder on the famous European train in the 1930s.