Dame Agatha Is Back

Director Neil LaBute has signed on to direct Agatha Christie’s 1949 mystery, Crooked House, reports The Independent. According to the story, this comes at a time when the venerable British Poirot TV series, based on one of Christie’s detectives, is having trouble raising the cash to continue.

Perhaps that is the reason that edgy film director LaBute (In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors) was chosen to direct this classic whodunnit. The site Word & Film, suggests that the pairing of “the misanthropic auteur” LaBute and Christie is not as strange as one might think.

The film begins shooting later this year.

Crooked House has just been released as part of HarperCollins’s repackaging of the Christie backlist.

Crooked House
Agatha Christie
Retail Price: $12.99
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks – (2011-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 9780062073532

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