Crooked House movie

The 1949 first edition cover for Crooked House

News arrived in my Twitter feed today that a movie version of Agatha Christie’s Crooked House has been backed by Sony.

It looks like the project will be directed by Neil LaBute, who has been responsible for some of the darker films of recent years, including In the Company of Men (and the terrible Wicker Man remake).

However, given that he co-wrote with Julian Fellowes (of Gosford Park and Downton Abbey), I doubt there will much departure from the traditionalist approach to Christie.

A bit of Googling revealed a news article from Cannes 2011 which talked in more detail about the film and LaBute’s affection for traditional murder-mysteries, and included details of the cast: Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton and Gabriel Burne.

Crooked House was a stand-alone novel first published in 1949.


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4 Responses to Crooked House movie

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Rich – Thanks for passing along that news. It’ll be very, very interesting to see how LaBute handles this novel…


  2. Sarah says:

    How exciting. ‘Crooked House’ is one of my favourite AC books. I will look forward to this one.


  3. wordzly says:

    This is pretty exciting. As a huge fan of Agatha Christie I look forward to anything that keeps her work available to today’s audience. I just hope they keep true to the style of the book.


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