Will Gluck is attached to direct a film version of Allison Schroeder’s action adventure spec script “Agatha” at Paramount Pictures.
The film explores the eleven days that celebrated author Agatha Christie went missing in 1926 after quarrelling with her husband who wanted a divorce. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found until a week and a half later at a hotel in Yorkshire.
Christie never accounted for her disappearance, and she was diagnosed as suffering from psychogenic fugue. Most thought it was a publicity stunt, and evidence since has only cemented that opinion.
Still, it makes for good storytelling potential and has been exploited before such as in a 2008 episode of “Doctor Who”. Story details of this film are being kept under wraps, but the tone is said to be described as a female “Sherlock Holmes” meets “Romancing The Stone”.
Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and JC Spink are producing.