Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 December 2013
New Pompeii Poster Erupts Online
Vesuvius! Will! Blow!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Romeo And Juliet (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Tourist (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Death At A Funeral (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Young Victoria (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Neil LaBute Builds Crooked House
Julian Fellowes adapts Agatha Christie

22 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Independent

submit to reddit

The names Neil LaBute and Agatha Christie are not ones that we ever expected to be paired, but then the controversial writer/director/ playwright has broadened his scope through the years, so it’s not entirely impossible. And now we know why Mike Figgis has taken over the film of his script Seconds of Pleasurehe’s going to shoot a version of the venerable crime writer’s Crooked House later this year.

Described by the author herself as one of her two favourite novels, Crooked House finds narrator Charles Hayward engaged to the fetching Sophia. But before they can head down the aisle, someone has to solve the murder of her grandfather, who has been poisoned. And you thought finding a place for the reception was tough?

Oscar-scooping writer and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is behind the adaptation and he seems certain that LaBute can breathe fresh life into the story, which originally hit the shelves in 1949. "I love the period, I love Agatha Christie and I love the idea of reinventing it,” he tells The Independent. “It will be exciting to work with a really vivid, contemporary director – he's one of the originals around at the moment."

Let’s hope LaBute kept any copies of his Wicker Man remake away from Fellowes, then…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jeff Daniels Up For Sorkin's New Show
He's in talks to play a cranky anchor
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Saw LaBute's new play on The Strand...
... 'In a Forest, Dark and Deep', and I thought it was absolutely great. That is all. More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:44 on 22 March 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)