If you're looking to watch a good old fashioned murder mystery unfold in theaters later this year, you will want to set aside time for Murder on the Orient Express. But you don't have to wait until the Kenneth Branagh-helmed feature is released to start analyzing clues connected to the tale. Case in point, the 20th Century Fox production has released a batch of character-centric posters, including one of Josh Gad's character, Hector MacQueen. Take a look at it below.
At first glance, there doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary with this poster that Josh Gad posted on his social media accounts, as it's simply spotlighting Hector "The Assistant" MacQueen as one of the many suspects aboard the Orient Express. However, if you zoom in on the MacQueen's pocket square, you'll see that there's a phone number written on it: 856-997-CASH. We decided to call that number, and we were greeted with an answering machine message from Gad's MacQueen. Here's what he said:
Hector MacQueen's message would have been a fun Easter egg by itself, but the fun doesn't stop there! It turns out that the phrase "squeaky clean" is important for another reason. When going to the website CluesAreEverywhere.com, click the accounting book on the left side of the crime scene presented and type in "squeaky clean," you'll be treated to some vintage ads advertising Hector MacQueen's accounting services. It's a fun surprise, though I would caution anyone living in this Agatha Christie-created world from letting this man handle your money. His slogans reek of sketchiness.
Like the original 1934 novel and the previous film adaptation from 1974, the new Murder on the Orient Express movie follows detective Hercule Poirot determine which of more than a dozen suspects was responsible for killing an inhabitant aboard the Orient Express train that he's traveling on. In addition to Josh Gad and Kenneth Branagh, Murder on the Orient Express' main cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton and Olivia Colman.
Murder on the Orient Express hits theaters on November 10, and be sure to browse through our 2017 movie premiere guide to find out what else is being released for the remainder of the year.
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