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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Miss Marple comes to life..maybe

While I haven't read an Agatha Christie book in years and don't remember being a big fan (although I think I should give her books a try again), I know several cozy readers love her books so I wanted to pass this tidbit along.

I read a post on the Omnimystery News blog that says Disney has bought the rights to the Miss Marple character.

The article had this to say:
Disney has acquired the film rights to Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple, and envisions creating a comtemporary setting for the amateur sleuth. Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues,Twin Peaks) will write the screenplay, which is expected to be an original story, not one adapted from one of the many Christie novels.

And an article the following day updated us with this info:
Now we're reading that Miss Marple will be played by Jennifer Garner, clearly a significant departure from reader (and viewer) expectations.

It will be interesting to see how this project progresses.


  1. I didn't care too much for Miss Marple stories when I was younger, but then it could be because I was younger. I'm probably her age now, so it's worth giving 'em a try again. But, no, I hope she won't be played by a young woman. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, or the actress who played in Red would be wonderful as Miss Marple.

  2. Garner is a fine actress, and I like her as a sleuth, but casting such a young woman goes against the entire point of the character: http://morningquickie.com/2011/03/31/popping-culture-jennifer-garner-miss-marpole-ageism/

    If they wanted to make such a drastic change they could have just started from scratch!

  3. I agree with both of you. Garner just isn't the right choice because of her age. They need to give an older actress a chance with this one.

  4. Interesting choice. I'll be curious to see how this turns out.