Published On: Mon, Jun 13th, 2016

Angelina Jolie with remake of Murder on the Orient Express


Angelina Jolie, leading lady of Hollywood, knows well how to remain in captions and now she is in rumors for remaking of Murder on the Orient Express, and the press reports are stating that the Hollywood star, filmmaker, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, is at present in talks with producers for a role.

If rumors are anything to elapse, Jolie might obtain roped into treatise the role of Mrs. Harriet Hubbard, at first performed by Lauren Bacall.

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Kenneth Branagh, who is Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, is not just directing the venture, but will also be acting in the film as Hercule Poirot. The array of producers involves Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood. The screenplay is being written by Michael Green who has also written for Blade Runner 2.


The critically-praised Agatha Christie novel of the similar title was published in the United Kingdom in 1934 later on published in the US. Poirot, who is a Belgian detective, is provided the task of resolving a murder case in which the suspect has to be track down from a huge amount of train passengers. It was the likelihood of the murderer hiding at the back of a lot of innocent faces in large that made the novel enormously famous.

There were a lot of rumors in 2013 that Fox had begun working on the venture as a remake of the 1974 film casting Albert Finney as the detective tasked with inspecting the crime. The actors who were originally cast were as Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Jacquline Bisset, Colin Blakely and Lauren Bacall. The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, the first Orient Express earned more than $35 million in the US.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.