Angelina Jolie is reportedly considering joining a remake of Murder on the Orient Express. Sure, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re in a special community-theater-themed episode of Murder, She Wrote every once in a while?
That’s according to Variety. The project has been in the works since 2013, when it was being developed as a remake of the 1974 Sidney Lumet adaptation, starring a whole heap of famous people including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and Sean Connery. As it currently stands, Kenneth Branagh is booked to direct and star as detective Hercule Poirot. Deadline says:
Branagh will embody Poirot, who is called into action after an American tycoon is found murdered, stabbed multiple times, in his locked compartment from the inside on-board the luxurious Orient Express. Isolated and with a killer in their midst on-board a packed train that is stranded during a terrible snowstorm, Poirot must identify the murderer before they strike again.
In other words, a great opportunity for a lot of famous people to wear wild vintage hats and make funny shocked faces. How could you turn it down?