Angelina Jolie is in early talks to star in Fox’s remake of 1974s’ Murder on the Orient Express.
Originally directed by Sidney Lumet, Kenneth Branagh will be helming the modern version in addition to to starring as Hercule Poirot. Branagh will also produce the film along with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon.
Michael Green who is working on Blade Runner 2 is writing the screenplay based on Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel.
Christie’s book revolves around a murder on board the famous train. The film follows Belgian detective Poirot who’s tasked with solving the case, in which a number of passengers could potentially be the murderer.