Agatha Christie's 'Crooked House' adapted for film

Crooked House, one of Agatha Christie's two favourite novels, is about to be made into a film with script written by Lord Julian Fellowes. The book is set just after WW2 and will be directed by Neil Labute, with filming to take place later this year in London.

Fellowes said: "I love the period, I love Agatha Christie and I love the idea of reinventing it. It will be exciting to work with a really vivid, contemporary director – he's one of the originals around at the moment."

To current suggestions that Christie's tales have lost their appeal, Fellowes replied, "I love Christie and don't think it's at all dated," he said. "It's one of those things that never go stale: murder in a genteel setting appeals to audiences in Britain and around the world. I first read them as I was growing up. We had a holiday cottage in Ireland, and when I was 16 I discovered my first tranche of Agatha Christie novels."

Crooked House details the story of Charles Hayward who is told by his fiancee Sophie that she cannot marry him until her grandfather’s killer is brought to justice.

Cast includes: Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Gabriel Byrne

Source: Independent
Article in Guardian with director Neil Labute

4 comments:

  1. This is exciting news! I read Crooked House for the first time last year and really enjoyed it (I love Agatha Christie). And Julian Fellowes would do an a great job with the script! This was one story I had a hard time figuring out who the murderer was. Thanks for posting this! :)

    ~Miss Laurie
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  2. I love Neil LaBute, this looks good! But I wonder how they will adapt it, because the book structure is very peculiar.

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  3. Agatha Christie is the best! And if Julian Fellowes does it....I'm sure it'll be fantastic!!!

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  4. I hope they won't stray much from the book (like the Marple series). This is definitely my favorite Christie's Novel.
    Although I picture Maggie Smith more on the role of Edith DeHaviland rather than Julie Andrews... but.... I simply can not wait for this movie.

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