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Johnny Depp in talks to board Murder on the Orient Express

Johnny Depp is reportedly in talks to lead the cast of director Kenneth Branagh’s new take on Agatha Christie classic Murder on the Orient Express.
Branagh will portray detective Hercule Poirot in the film, and Depp is close to landing another top role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also is already attached to the project, which Branagh is also producing with Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg.
The movie is set for release in November, 2017.
The thriller isn’t the only major project Johnny is currently considering – he is also reportedly in talks to portray the Los Angeles police detective who attempted to solve the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
Multiple insiders claim the Pirates of the Caribbean star is the frontrunner to play Russell Poole in Labyrinth.
Poole uncovered corruption within the L.A. police department while investigating the deaths of the rap stars. The film will be based on Randall Sullivan’s book Labyrinth.
Poole retired from the police force in 1999 and set up his own detective agency. He died of an apparent heart attack last year (15) while discussing the Tupac and Biggie cases at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a book he was working on.
He joined the LAPD in 1981 and spent a decade as a homicide investigator. Prior to his involvement in the Notorious B.I.G. murder case, Poole led the investigation into the murder of Bill Cosby’s son Ennis.
He retired from the force and filed a lawsuit against the LAPD for violating his First Amendment rights by preventing him from going to the public with his information surrounding the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac murders.

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