Crooked House — Trailer

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added: Tue, Oct 3rd '17

Glenn Close is the matriarch of "a very odd family" in the trailer for "Crooked House," a new film adaptation of the 1949 murder-mystery novel by celebrated English crime writer Agatha Christie.

When the patriarch of a wealthy British family is suspected to have been murdered, a young private detective (played by Max Irons, star of the miniseries "The White Queen") is called upon to investigate the victim's relatives, all of whom appear to be capable of murder and also have the motive to do so. Among the suspects is the detective's former lover, the victim's beloved granddaughter (Stefanie Martini, from the short-lived NBC series "Emerald City").

Boasting a solid supporting cast that includes Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, X-Files' Gillian Anderson, Julian Sands, Christian McKay, Amanda Abbington, and veteran English actor Terence Stamp, the film is adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), who is also known as the creator of the television series "Downton Abbey."

Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the French filmmaker who helmed the Gillian Flynn and Charlize Theron thriller "Dark Places," directs "Crooked House," which is slated to hit VOD on November 21st and then in theaters on December 22nd.

synopsis:
In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons), who is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of the dynasty, including a theater actress (Gillian Anderson), the old man’s widow 50 years his junior (Christina Hendricks), and the family matriarch Lady Edith de Haviland (Glenn Close).

 

directed by   Gilles Paquet-Brenner

starring   Glenn Close, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Julian Sands, Christian McKay, Amanda Abbington, Terence Stamp

release date   November 21, 2017 (on VOD), December 22, 2017 (in select theaters)

 
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