Saturday, May 14, 2011

Casting News for Film Adaptation of Agatha Christie's Crooked House

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

A couple of months ago we wrote that Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) was writing an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Crooked House. Now we're learning that an all-star cast -- including Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, and Gabriel Byrne -- has been signed to star in the film to be directed by Neil LaBute (Death at a Funeral).

In the book, three generations of Leonides, one big Anglo-Greek family, are living happily in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man's young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has not reckoned with the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of Sophia, the late millionaire's granddaughter, who must find the killer before he can marry her.

Production is expected to begin this summer.

(Source: Variety.)

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