Penolope Cruz Cast in Murder on the Orient Express Re-Make

By Maryann Yin 

Penolope Cruz (GalleyCat)Penolope Cruz (pictured, via) has signed on for a role in the forthcoming Murder on the Orient Express film adaptation. The story for this project comes from Agatha Christie’s 1934 mystery novel.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Cruz joins a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Josh GadMichelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael PenaJudi 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!)