Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie

'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Explore The Disappearance Of 'Agatha' Christie

The Playlist By India Ross | The Playlist March 6, 2013 at 12:54PM

Back in 1920s England, the turnover of celebrity news was so glacial it would have put the modern Daily Mail out of business. So when it was reported that Agatha Christie, darling of bloodthirsty readers everywhere, had disappeared in the kind of mysterious circumstances one needs Poirot to investigate, a nation collectively held its breath. Christie had vanished upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, and, given her history of depression, a well-publicised manhunt was instigated. She resurfaced ten days later in a Yorkshire hotel, but in the absence of any later explanation, the events of her hiatus became the subject of widespread speculation.
4
Will Gluck

Back in 1920s England, the turnover of celebrity news was so glacial it would have put the modern Daily Mail out of business. So when it was reported that Agatha Christie, darling of bloodthirsty readers everywhere, had disappeared in the kind of mysterious circumstances one needs Poirot to investigate, a nation collectively held its breath. Christie had vanished upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, and, given her history of depression, a well-publicised manhunt was instigated. She resurfaced ten days later in a Yorkshire hotel, but in the absence of any later explanation, the events of her hiatus became the subject of widespread speculation.

Nearly a century later, a spec script by Allison Schroeder (who carries a strike against her for the abominable “Mean Girls 2”), which fictionalises the events of the missing days, has been purchased by Paramount Pictures. Pitched, a little bizarrely, as “a female Sherlock Holmes meets ‘Romancing the Stone’,” “Agatha” will be directed by high-profile comedy specialist Will Gluck, whose record includes the surprise hit “Easy A” and the not-such-a-surprise hit “Friends with Benefits.”

But lest you Christie fans are concerned about Gluck turning the prized mystery writer into a blockbuster caricature, not to worry just yet as this is likely as long way off: the director has "Annie" to get to first in time for a Christmas Day 2014 release. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Will Gluck, Agatha


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates