Johnny Depp in Talks to Star in 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Johnny Depp - Getty - H 2016
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Johnny Depp - Getty - H 2016

Kenneth Branagh is directing and starring in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic.

Kenneth Branagh's star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is coming together with a big name: Johnny Depp.

Depp is in talks to star, along with Branagh, who is directing. Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also is attached.

The classic Christie story centers on special detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who boards a train from Jerusalem to Europe only to have a murder committed in the car next to his during a snowstorm. Poirot tries to discover the murderer or murderers before there's another victim.

The Fox film, set for release on Nov. 22, 2017, is being produced by Branagh, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon. Aditya Sood and Michael Schaefer are executive producing.

Depp was most recently seen in Black Mass and Alice Through the Looking Glass. He's repped by UTA.