Kenneth Branagh to play Agatha Christie’s Poirot in new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express

Branagh will also direct the movie, which is co-produced by Ridley Scott

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Two years after the longest-serving Poirot, David Suchet, hung up his waxed moustache, Kenneth Branagh is to become the latest star to portray the fastidious Belgian sleuth in a new movie version of Agatha Christie’s classic Murder on the Orient Express.

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As well as exercising Poirot’s little grey cells, Branagh will also direct the film, which is co-produced by Ridley Scott, as announced via the official Agatha Christie Facebook page…

 
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Posted by Agatha Christie on Saturday, November 21, 2015