Poirot’s chief personality characteristic was undoubtedly his overweening - but lovable - egotism. On rare occasions he would present an appearance of modesty, but it was patently so forced and false that it fooled no one. Some of his own evaluations from one story or another: “Hercule Poirot… is of a cleverness quite exceptional;” “impossible to deceive Hercule Poirot;” “me, I know everything.” - Russell H. Fitzgibbon, The Agatha Christie Companion
Can we take a moment to appreciate that our lovely Colly has gone straight from working on ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in which she co-stars with amongst others: Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp,
Judi Dench and
Derek Jacobi to ‘The Favourite’ starring: Emma Stone and
Rachel Weisz. Of course Rachel has worked with Olivia before on ‘The Lobster’ and said this about her: “I think Olivia is one of the greats, I think she’s a national treasure, I think she’s incredible. I think there is nothing she can’t do. She can be heart-breaking and funny and absurd and scary and warm and sexy. I’m a massive, massive fan.”
The trailer for Fox’s remake of the 1974 mystery film is not yet available to the public. It opens with Ridley, Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr. sitting in the cafeteria wagon of the Orient Express. It’s lavish and beautiful and full of elegance, and the trailer soon skips to Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer making eyes at each other in the hallway of the train. However, the train soon comes to a screeching halt as it becomes evident there has been a murder on the train — and of course, everyone claims they are innocent.