The upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s CROOKED HOUSE has tapped Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks and X-Files star Gillian Anderson. The two will join Max Irons and Glenn Close for the big screen version of the whodunit. Stefanie Martini, Terence Stamp, and Honor Kneafsey have also joined the cast.
The story follows private detective Charles Hayward who is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover.
The film has been in development for quite some time with actors Gemma Arterton, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Sheen, and Emma Thompson previously attached and Neil LaBute eyeing to direct. Since then Gilles Paquet-Brenner has been tapped as director. He also wrote the script alongside Tim Rose Price as well as Downton Abbey and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes. Joe Abrams at Brilliant Films, James Spring at Fred Films, and Sally Wood will serve as producers.
Hendricks recently appeared in Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror The Neon Demon and can be seen next in the comedies Bad Santa 2 and Fist Fight. Anderson stars alongside the crime drama The Fall alongside Jamie Dornan. She can also be seen in the upcoming TV series American Gods. Her next film, Viceroy’s House, is slated for release later this year.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Deadline.