Josh Gad Joins Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp in 'Murder on the Orient Express'
Branagh is also directing the Fox movie.
Josh Gad has joined the all-star cast of Fox's adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.
Kenneth Branagh is leading a whole carload of boldface names such as Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena and Judi Dench. Branagh is also directing.
The story centers on a murder onboard the famous train and introduces Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who must solve the case while being surrounded by duplicitous passengers.
Gad will play Hector McQueen, a skittish man who drinks too much and works as an assistant/translator to Depp's character.
Gad, who may be best known as the voice of Olaf in Frozen, will be seen in Disney's live-action take on Beauty and the Beast and is doing the voice of the canine in DreamWorks’ A Dog’s Purpose. He also originated one of the two lead roles on Broadway’s The Book of Mormon.
Gad is repped by WME, Lighthouse and PJ Shapiro.