Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Filming Begins on Murder on the Orient Express, Starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot

David Suchet as Hercule Poirot

In a press release yesterday, ITV announced that principal photography has begun for the television adaption of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot.

The star-studded international cast includes Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Chastain, Sam Crane, Marie-Josée Croze, Serge Hazanavicius, Barbara Hershey, Toby Jones, Susanne Lothar, Joseph Mawle, Denis Ménochet, David Morrissey, Elaina Satine, Brian J. Smith, Stanley Weber and Samuel West.

David Suchet said, “It's an honor to have such a wonderful international cast on board for this world famous murder mystery. Writer Stewart Harcourt has created an exquisite script. His attention to detail is impeccable.”

Murder on the Orient Express will be filmed on location in Malta and London. No air date was announced.

(In related news, ITV noted that four new Poirot films, Appointment with Death, The Clocks, Three Act Tragedy and Hallowe’en Party, have completed filming and are awaiting scheduling.)

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