Category: Murder on the Orient Express

Troubling Times Ahead

Johnny’s first film of 2016 gave him the opportunity to work with his daughter, Lily-Rose, in the film ‘Yoga Hosers’, which is a sequel to Tusk. He got to exercise his comedy side by staring as Donald Trump, in ‘Donald Trump’s the Art of the Deal: The Movie’ which is a laugh or die comedy satire. Johnny gained a lot of praise for this role.

May 2016 brought the news that Amber Heard had filed for divorce, and alleged she had been the victim of domestic violence during her marriage to Johnny. This turned Johnny’s life upside down, and he vehemently denied the accusations.

Amongst all the turmoil of being accused of domestic violence, Johnny reprised his role of the Hatter in Tim Burtons ‘Alice through the looking glass’, and had secretly been signed to star as Gellart Grindlewald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
In 2017 Johnny stared in the film ‘The Black Ghiandola’ a film written by a terminally ill teenager as part of the ‘Make a Film’ Foundation, a non profit agency. Captain Jack called again, so Johnny reprised the role for Pirates 5, and he stared in an ensemble cast with Kenneth Branagh, in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Johnny loved be reunited with Dame Judi Dench, who he’d previously worked with on ‘Chocolat’ and is very fond of, as she is of him.

Johnny’s divorce from Amber Heard was finalised in January 2017, but unfortunately there was still a long way to go before Johnny removes her from his life…
Although Johnny, at this time, is gaining a lot of negativity in the press, due to AH’s accusations, 2018 is a busy year for Johnny. He is involved in 5 films!

He starred as the voice of Sherlock Gnomes in an animated movie of the same name, and had a cameo in ‘London Fields’ (originally filmed in 2016). ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald’ meant we got to see Johnny’s brilliance as Gellert Grindlewald.

Another film Johnny starred in this year was ‘The Professor’ also known as ‘Richard says Goodbye’. He plays Richard, a buttoned-up professor, who is told he has stage 4 cancer. The film follows how he deals with it over his final months. It’s a great, moving film.
Johnny also worked on ‘City of Lies’ which his production company produced. A film about the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. These last couple of films seem to have been buried by the film industry, due the bad press Johnny was receiving.

2019 Johnny played Cornol Joll in ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ and in 2020 he starred as W. Eugene Smith, the Photo journalist, who revealed the effects caused to the people of Minamata, by pollution being dumped into their water supply, by a large corporation. Johnny gained great praise for his portrayal, with some critics calling it ‘his best role in years’.

In 2020 alot of Johnny’s time was taken up by a court case he had brought against ‘The Sun’ newspaper and Dan Wotton, in the UK, after they labelled him a ‘Wife Beater’ on their front cover. This case did not have a Jury, so the decision that the accusations ‘were mostly true’ was decided by the Judge alone. Devastating news for Johnny. He moved to appeal, but unfortunately this was denied.

The Making of “Murder on the Orient Express” – New Footage

Now that Murder on the Orient Express has officially been released for digital purchase, iTunes published another short footage of Kenneth Branagh revealing exclusive material regarding the making-of. The clip shortly features Johnny in an interview. Check it out below.

2017 Magazine Scans

Before I’m wishing everyone of you the best of everything for 2018, I wanted to let you know that I added magazine scans of three issues from earlier that year that featured either Johnny or one of his latest movie projects. The Entertainment Weekly and one of the Total Film issues feature some information on Murder on the Orient Express, while the Total Film Winter 2018 scans talk about the Fantastic Beasts sequel, featuring Johnny as Gellert Grindelwald.
The scans were taken by myself, so please do not take them without asking and crediting. Thank you!

This being said, I wish everyone a happy new year! See you next year!

First “Murder on the Orient Express” Trailer

Twentieth Century Fox released the first trailer for its star-studded remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express this week.

Kenneth Branagh stars as Hercule Poirot, “probably the greatest detective in the world,” as he describes himself. The trailer introduces the star-studded cast of travelers on the Orient Express, all of whom become suspect after a passenger is found murdered during the journey.

“I see evil on this train,” says Poirot. “A passenger has died.”

Branagh directs the remake from a screenplay by Michael Green (Logan, Alien: Covenant). Lumet’s 1974 original earned six Oscar nominations but only came away with one win, Best Actress for Ingrid Bergman.

The suspects on the train this time around include Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Willem Defoe, Tom Bateman and Leslie Odom Jr.

Murder on the Orient Express is in theaters November 10, 2017.

Murder on the Orient Express – CinemaCon Footage

Without words, Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp give each other the eye in new footage for Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

The studio unveiled a new trailer Thursday morning at CinemaCon. Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Lucy Boynton, Tom Bateman, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi make up a supporting cast for Kenneth Branagh, who stars as Hercule Poirot. Johnny is the murder victim, an American tycoon aboard the train.

“I see evil on this train,” a voiceover intones. The trailer features shots of Ridley, Dench and Odom Jr. in the lavish dining area of the Orient Express. The train soon comes to a screeching halt as Branagh — with blonde hair and a massive grey mustache — begins investigating the murder.

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Johnny to Star in “Murder on the Orient Express”

Big news have been revealed!

Johnny Depp is in talks to star for director Kenneth Branagh in theMurder On The Orient Express remake. Johnny will star with Branagh, who’ll play detective Hercule Poirot in a script that Blade Runner 2 scribe Michael Green adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel. Steve Asbell overseeing the production for Fox.

The movie is based on one of Christie’s best-known books. First published in 1934, the novel tells of the intrigue that begins after an American businessman is murdered aboard the famed train. Poirot tries to unravel the whodunit. Branagh will produce with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon. Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood will also produce in some capacity. James Prichard, the author’s great grandson and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd., and Hilary Strong, CEO at Agatha Christie Ltd., will executive produce.

An all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley, is joining director Kenneth Branagh on 20th Century Fox’s new feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed mystery Murder on the Orient Express, it was announced today by TCF president Emma Watts.

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