Distilling a film into two minutes is tricky at the best of times, but when you have a cast as jam-packed with Anglo favorites as director and star Sir Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient Express, it’s nearly impossible.
The team behind the remake have given it their best shot, though. The first official trailer was released today (June 1), and managed to pack in shots of almost all the big stars, not to mention set the scene for Agatha Christie‘s classic murder mystery.
And, as anyone who’s seen the classic 1974 big-screen incarnation or read the original novel will know, it’s a doozy. An eclectic group of passengers are trapped on the famous train when it becomes stranded in a huge snowdrift, and one of them is found murdered — meaning the perpetrator must still be on board.
Cue detective Hercules Poirot, played by Sir Ken and a mustache so huge it almost deserves a credit of its own:
Did you catch all of them?
Also on board are (deep breath) Oscar winners Dame Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Olivia Colman (The Night Manager), Sir Ken’s frequent collaborator Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast), Tom Bateman (Snatched) and Star Wars‘ Daisy Ridley.
Phew. You’re going to have to watch the whole thing again, aren’t you?
Murder on the Orient Express opens in theaters on November 10, 2017.
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