More confession time! 😀
Along with being a big fan of Jessica Fletcher, I’m also a big fan of Hercule Poirot. And Murder on the Orient Express is probably one of my favorite mysteries ever written. So imagine my excitement when I caught wind of the following trailer:
As you can imagine, this is pretty darn exciting for me. And Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot actually makes sense (even if that mustache is damn near comical).
I’m willing to overlook it in this case for one reason:
This is a spoiler for Murder on the Orient Express, but… he plays Ratchett, the murder victim. So he pretty much won’t be in the film for very long at all, and besides… his character is a nasty sleezebag who gets his comeuppance. I’ll also very likely get someone else to buy the ticket for me, so it won’t be my money supporting something he’s in.
But despite him, I’m pretty excited for this.
I guess the next step is… could someone please convince Angela Lansbury to take a last bow as Jessica Fletcher in a Murder, She Wrote movie? Maybe it could be a passing of the torch kind of thing… Jessica takes a new mystery-solving author under her wing… or something like that.