LaBute Adapts Christie’s “Crooked House”

Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode and Gabriel Byrne have all signed up to star in Neil LaBute’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House” reports the trades.

The story is set against the backdrop of three generations of an eccentric family that lives together in a large house. When the multi-millionaire patriarch is found murdered, it seems that everyone has reasons to kill him.

An investigating detective must determine if one of the family’s younger female members is either the killer or the next victim.

‘House’ is one of the few works by author Christie that has yet to see either a film or television adaptation, and is also one of the few that doesn’t involve either of her famous detectives Hercules Poirot or Miss Marple.

“Gosford Park” scribe Julian Fellowes and Tim Rose Price adapted the script for the $20 million production which shoots in the UK this Summer.