Will Gluck, the director of “Easy A” and “Friends with Benefits,” has added another project to his busy schedule.
On top of the new “Annie” (starring Quvenzhane Wallis), Gluck is set (for now) to direct “Agatha,” which centers around the disappearance of legendary mystery author Agatha Christie. Collider describes the Paramount Pictures movie, written by Allison Schroeder, as “a female Sherlock Holmes meets ‘Romancing the Stone.’”
As for what really happened to Christie, no one knows for sure. It’s a safe bet she wasn’t hanging out with Michael Douglas.
After quarreling with her then-husband over his request for a divorce, Agatha Christie left their shared residence in Berkshire on the night of December 3, 1926. The author left behind a letter for her secretary saying she was going to Yorkshire, and she was not found until 10 days later, when it was discovered that she was staying as a guest at a hotel in Yorkshire under a different name. Christie never accounted for the missing days, and opinions over the ordeal differed greatly. Some thought the author suffered a nervous breakdown from the dissolution of her marriage, while others surmised that she planned the entire incident as a stunt to embarrass her husband. Whatever the case, the public was sufficiently panicked at outraged.