Angelina Jolie not part of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’


Hollywood star Angelina Jolie will not be a part of the Murder on the Orient Express remake.The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actor, who was reportedly in negotiations to join the cast, never signed a deal to appear in the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie, reported Variety. The Angelina Jolie you didn’t knowThe makers are now trying to interest a number of other big stars, with Charlize Theron among those being considered. Branagh will also star as detective Hercule Poirot.Blade Runner 2 fame Michael Green is writing the screenplay based on Agatha Christie’s novel, with Steve Asbell overseeing the production for Fox Studios.First published in 1934 the book revolves around a murder of an American businessman on-board the famous train. The film follows Poirot as he tries to figure out which passenger is the murderer.Divorce on the cards, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie living apart?Sidney Lumet previously made a version of Christie’s novel in 1974 with Albert Finney as Poirot.Branagh will produce the film with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon.


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