Crooked House movie update

Crooked_House_First_Edition_Cover_1949I noticed some news items recently about the forthcoming Neil LaBute film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1949 standalone novel Crooked House, which reminded me of reporting a similar story back in 2012. Amazingly that was the same film, which goes to show how long these things can take.

Four years ago, Julie Andrews was set to star, but it looks like Glenn Close will now be taking the role of Lady Edith. Christina Hendricks will play Brenda, Gillian Anderson is Magda, and Honor Kneafsey plays young Josephine.

 

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5 Responses to Crooked House movie update

  1. LaBute is certainly a very quirky choice but could be a very nice surprise too. Very good at twisted family dynamics …

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  2. Brad says:

    Soooooooo excited!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. realthog says:

    The schedule’s moving slowly because so far seventeen of the cast and crew have been found dead in questionable circumstances — one drowned in the bathtub with an Ace of Hearts protruding from his mouth; another having succumbed to an obscure poison known only to the natives of a remote stretch of the upper Amazon river, and even by them only as a supposed ancestral folk myth; another having just finished a Times crossword whose diagonal letters read Y-O-U-S-G-O-N-N-A-F-U-N-S-I-T (“Aha!” cried Inspector Hobnail. “A clue! The murderer’s a dyslexic crossword setter!”); yet another when the bell tower of Wrythington North Cathedral spontaneously fell off on top of him (“Aha!” cried Inspector Hobnail. “A clue! Though I’m not as yet sure what it is!”); another when . . .

    And I haven’t even got started on the chess pieces in the jacuzzi or the small-print details of the Cirencester bus timetable.

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  4. Santosh Iyer says:

    20 th Century Fox is planning the following new adaptations of Agatha Christie novels:
    1.Murder On The Orient Express (directed by and starring Kenneth Baranagh)
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/murder-orient-express-adding-tom-924733
    2.And Then There Were None (directed by Morten Tyldum)
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/agatha-christies-were-be-adapted-827275
    3. Witness For The Prosecution (directed by and starring Ben Affleck)
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ben-affleck-direct-star-witness-920929

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  5. ravenking81 says:

    According to this article:
    http://deadline.com/2016/09/christina-hendricks-glenn-close-agatha-christie-crooked-house-1201818573/
    The movie will be directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from a script by Julian Fellowes, which would indicate that La Bute is out again.

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