John Malkovich to play Agatha Christie's brilliant little Belgian, Poirot

Joining a long line of elaborately mustachioed actors, including Orson Welles, Albert Finney, and, most recently, Kenneth Branagh (in last year’s lavish Murder On The Orient Express), John Malkovich has signed on to play Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in an upcoming BBC mystery. Specifically, Malkovich will play the…

A perfect mystery jumps the rails in the star-studded Murder On The Orient Express

Shot on 65mm, the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Murder On The Orient Express is diverting and glitzy; one should expect no less from a locked-room mystery set on board a luxury train in the mid-1930s. But suspense remains a foreign concept for actor-director Kenneth Branagh. His erratic direction—more…

And Then There Were None to intrigue a new generation of moviegoers

Considering Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the best-selling mystery novel of all time, it’s a little surprising there hasn’t been an English-language movie adaptation since 1989. That’s about to change, thanks to The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum, who was apparently successful in pitching a take that…