Willem Dafoe is joining the star-studded ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh is directing the adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic.
In Murder on the Orient Express, Branagh stars as the investigator Hercule Poirot, who must solve a murder case aboard a train while being surrounded by duplicitous passengers. The cast of the film already includes Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr. and Tom Bateman.
Dafoe will play Mr. Hardman, a passenger on the train who says he sells typewriting ribbons, but may have a deeper tie to the murder victim.
Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon and Branagh are producing the movie, which began production in November in London. Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood and Judy Hofflund are also producing.
Dafoe’s recent credits include John Wick and Dog Eat Dog. He will soon be seen in The Great Wall with Matt Damon, and in WB’s Justice League.