OK, so they’re not time traveling in a Doctor Who kind of way. But, the cast of the upcoming Agatha Christie film adaptation, Murder on the Orient Express, had a sit-down with 20 Century Fox to chat about filming, and how it felt to be transported to another era.
Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays Dr. Arburthnot, summed it up in the below interview: “When you step on that set it’s time travel.”
Dame Judi Dench reinforced that sentiment, describing filming on a moving train, explaining, “You completely suspend belief. The train moved and everything went past.”
And, of course, the transformation is no accident.
Director and star Kenneth Branagh (Detective Poirot) went out of his way to make this a spectacular moviegoing experience, saying, “We wanted to bring the full experience to the audience, so I shot on film. It essentially means, it looks sharper, richer, more colorful and it feels like you’re inside.”
Check it out for yourself in the below… it does feel like we are there with them:
In addition to the on-set experience, you could definitely feel the love and appreciation amongst the cast and crew. Josh Gad, who plays Hector MacQueen, talked about filming with so many well-known actors, all in one place, and, he sounded a little astonished: “Penélope, Derek, Judi, Daisy, Leslie, Michelle, Johnny… you would look around and think, ‘This is crazy.'”
You may not be on a first name basis with the actors, so to clarify, Gad is referring to his esteemed Orient Express co-stars, Penélope Cruz, Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp.
Gad forgot to mention Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), but we’re sure it was an oversight. The Anglo fan favorite will be onboard the locomotive with other familiar faces, including Willem Dafoe, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton and Marwan Kenzari.
But we are still in the dark about who actually committed the murder.
Not for long though, with the film hitting theaters on November 10 of this year.
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