The BBC and Amazon have premiered a first look photo of John Malkovich as Detective Hercule Poirot in the forthcoming three-part TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The ABC Murders” for Mammoth Screen.
Considered one of the most clever mysteries written by the author, Sarah Phelps will pen the adaptation of the drama set in 1930s Britain at a time when hatred is on the rise. A serial killer is committing murders of people connected only by the alphabet – Alice Ascher from Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston and so forth. At each murder, an ABC railway guide is left beside the victim.
At the same time an epileptic travelling salesman, who suffers from memory blackouts and constant headaches as the result of a head injury during the war, fears he may be guilty. Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher, Jack Farthing, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Andrew Buchan also star.