Tuesday, March 29, 2011


TheCelebrityCafe.com: "Jennifer Garner has been cast as the title character in Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming big-screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple mystery novel series.

The studio intends to make drastic alterations to the story, according to Deadline.com. Instead of the elderly British grandma who solved mysteries as a hobby while residing in the village of St. Mary Mead from previous film, radio, stage, and television adaptations, Mark Frost intends to script a version where Jane Marple will be a more youthful character in her 30s or 40s."

Hat tip to Fred Zackel.


Gar Haywood said...

Okay, here's the most obvious question:

If you're going to change the character to such an extent that whatever built-in audience for a Miss Marple movie there may have been will have absolutely nothing to do with yours, WHY IN THE HELL DID YOU OPTION THE MATERIAL IN THE FIRST PLACE???

Anonymous said...


That is all.


Anonymous said...

On second thought I hope it succeeds. Maybe then we'll get Ashton Kutcher as Hercule Poirot.

Will Smith and Beyonce as Tommy & Tuppence?


Jerry House said...

They went with Jennifer Garner only because Anna Nicole Smith had passed away.

Anonymous said...

What am I, chopped liver?

Paris H.

Anonymous said...

OMG, WTF? YGBK! CATD! What a bunch of numbskulls.

Maybe they mean it to be MISS MARPLE'S GRANDAUGHTER: Crimefighter.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this press release was supposed to go out on Friday. We can but hope. If not, what the hell, outfit Miss Marple in a catsuit and throw in some nude scenes and I'm there.
Art Scott

Anonymous said...

I don't think so, Jeff. They're saving Ashton Kutcher for when they option the Dan Rhodes books.

Ted the Younger said...

Here's the title . . . ALIAS Miss Marple!

Cap'n Bob said...

Will it be Ms Marple or Le Femme Marple?