EASY A Helmer Will Gluck to Direct Agatha Christie Action-Adventure AGATHA for Paramount

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Director Will Gluck is adding another potential project to his growing development pile.  Gluck most recently helmed the better-than-they-ought-to-be Easy A and Friends with Benefits and is currently prepping to start filming the Annie remake later this year with Best Actress nominee and Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis set as the lead.  Though Annie is next on his docket, Gluck hasn’t stopped searching for other future projects as he has just attached himself to direct the action-adventure film Agatha for Paramount Pictures.

Written on spec by Allison Schroeder, Agatha envisions what happened to mystery author Agatha Christie during the 11 days she went missing in December of 1926.  Plot details are unknown at this time, but the film’s tone is described as “a female Sherlock Holmes meets Romancing the Stone.”  Hit the jump for more on the source incident, Christie’s mysterious disappearance. 

Disney Lands Rights to Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple – UPDATE: Jennifer Garner to Produce and Star

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In a move that is sure to excite fans of British author Agatha Christie, Disney has acquired the film rights to Christie’s senior detective, Miss Jane Marple. Per THR, Mark Frost (Fantastic Four and Twin Peaks) has been hired to pen Miss Marple’s latest adventure while placing it within a contemporary context. Marple made her first appearance in Christie’s 1927 short story “The Tuesday Night Club” and made her big screen debut in 1961 in Murder, She Said being played by Margaret Rutherford. Angela Lansbury later made a turn as the wily sleuth in 1980′s The Mirror Crack’d. Of course, Lansbury would also go on to play a similar character, the mystery writer/amateur detective Jessica Fletcher, in your grandmother’s favorite television series, Murder, She Wrote.

[Update: Jennifer Garner will produce and star as a younger version of Miss Marple.]

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