Posted at 6:58 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Filming Begins on Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House,’ with Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson
By Henry Chu
Variety: September 13, 2016
LONDON — The Agatha Christie renaissance continues.
Principal photography has started in Britain on a big-screen adaptation of the mystery author’s 1940s novel “Crooked House,” a whodunit centering on the murder of a rich, cantankerous old patriarch. The movie stars Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, Max Irons and Stefanie Martini, among others.
In the movie adaptation, Irons (“Woman in Gold,” “The Riot Club”) will play Charles Hayward, a private detective trying to solve a murder whose suspects include Sophia, his former lover, played by Martini. The cast also includes Terence Stamp as a chief inspector and Honor Kneafsey (“Miss You Already,” “Our Zoo”), Hendricks, Close, and Anderson as members of the dead man’s household.
The film is to be directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (“Sarah’s Key”) and written by Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park,” “Downton Abbey”), Tim Rose Price, and Paquet-Brenner. Producers are Joe Abrams of Brilliant Films, James Spring of Fred Films, and Sarah Wood.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House’ – one of her own personal favorites, and one that has never been filmed before – to the big screen,” Abrams said in a statement.