Date: 5th August 2016
Angelina Jolie will not star in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” remake.
The Oscar-winning actress never signed a deal to appear in the film, although she was reported as being in early talks and was in negotiations to join the cast, according to knowledgeable individuals. With Angelina passing, the studio is now trying to interest a number of other big name stars, with Charlize Theron among the actresses being considered.
In addition to directing, Branagh will star as detective Hercule Poirot. Michael Green (“Blade Runner 2”) is writing the screenplay based on Agatha Christie’s novel, with Steve Asbell overseeing the production for Fox.
The film is based on one of Christie’s best known books. First published in 1934 it revolves around a murder of an American businessman onboard the famous train. The film follows Poirot as he tries to figure out which passenger is the murderer.
Source: Press Release