Neil LaBute Will Find Out Who Poisoned The Old Man

Monday, March 21 by

Neil LaBute is famous for covering Nicolas Cage in bees, but did you know he also directs movies? And his next project is NOT going to be an adaptation of his own short story Seconds of Pleasure, but instead an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel Crooked House. The movie is not, as I originally thought, about a corrupt house who takes bribes from huge corporations and drug dealers. Here’s the actual plot synopsis:

“[T]he story is told from the perspective of Charles Hayward whose fiance refuses to marry him until the identity of the person who poisoned her grandfather is found.”

That sounds like the kind of psychosexual tension that LaBute specializes in. The screenplay is by Julian Fellowes, who previously wrote the Christie-like screenplay for Gosford Park that Robert Altman ignored. Fellowes is also working on an upcoming ABC miniseries about The Titanic, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s meeting with an iceberg. (via The Playlist)

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