Agatha Christie's 'Crooked House' Headed for the Big Screen With Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton & More

By: Aug. 10, 2011
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Agatha Christie, the author whose novels and short stories have found their place on hit television shows and movies worldwide, penned Crooked House in 1949. To date, it remains one of Christie's works that has yet to appear on screen.

Soon, that's set to change. Neil LaBute will helm a movie version of Crooked House adapted by Julian Fellowes and Tim Rose Price.

Today Variety announced the cast for the project. Among the stars who are set to appear in the movie are three time Tony nominee Julie Andrews, film and stage star Gemma Arterton, Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, and film actor Matthew Goode.

"The story has a couple of fresh sides to it that I didn't remember from Christie's work," LaBute told Variety . "There's a love story, which didn't feature strongly in many of her books, so that seemed very different to me and fresh. Plus it's quite morally ambiguous, which also appealed to me."

The film is slated to begin filming in the UK by summer's end. Read the Variety article here.