Agatha Christie’s Crooked House takes shape

From THR – The feature adaptation of Agatha Christie’s favorite novel, Crooked House, is starting to come together. Neil La Bute (Lakeview Terrace) is attached to direct the project, from a script by Julian Fellowes (Dowton AbbeyGosford Park) and Tim Rose Price (The Serpent’s Kiss). TMG’s Herbert Kloiber and Brilliant Films’ Joe Abrams and Rory Gilmartin will produce.

Casting is still underway, but so far the project has snagged none other than the fabulous Julie Andrews, along with Matthew Goode, Gemma Arterton and Gabriel Byrne.

Story revolves around the murder of eccentric multi-millionaire Aristede Leonides, a man who kept his entire family living in a single, sprawling mansion. When Detective Charles Hayward (Goode) arrives to investigate the killing, further members of the household start turning up dead.

Crooked House will begin shooting in the U.K. later this year.

Book Jacket:

In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he’s certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one’s on the level…