Entertainment Weekly reports that Cruz joins a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, and Kenneth Branagh. In addition to portraying the lead protagonist Detective Hercule Poirot, Branagh will also serve as the director.
Here’s more from Deadline: “Branagh will produce with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon. Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood are also expected to have a producing credit. James Prichard, the author’s great grandson and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd., and Hilary Strong, CEO at Agatha Christie Ltd., will executive produce.” (via Yahoo!)