Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
Starring Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, Stefanie Martini, Julian Sands, Honor Kneafsey, Christian McKay, and Amanda Abbington.
In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
We all know Agatha Christie.
Her work is, of course, iconic. Christie’s books have sold over 2 billion copies in 44 languages; film adaptations stretch back as early as 1928. It’s difficult to argue she’s anything short of one of the defining authors of detective fiction.
What’s notable about Crooked House amongst Christie’s oeuvre, however, is that the story has never been adapted for the screen – until now.
This means that all the hallmarks and idiosyncrasies that define Christie’s work, the ones that we’ve become so familiar with, here feel slightly different.