Watch the Mustachio'd Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

You’ve seen the highly questionable facial hair; now you can watch the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh as somebody who is alleged to be Hercule Poirot.


With the trailer, we get a glimpse at the rest of the high-caliber cast—Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Leslie Odom Jr., Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad—while Branagh’s supposed Poirot muses, “There is something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again.” Somewhere the creepy ghost of Hitchcock nods sagely.

Judging by the accompanying music and sort of neon lettering, the odds are very good we’ve got “Agatha Christie, but SEXY” on our hands.

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I swear on the grave of Agatha Christie that Hercule Poirot did not have a soul patch.