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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