The BBC will film the crime novel “Killing is Easy” by British writer Agatha Christie. It will be released as a two-part film in association with BBC One, iPlayer and BritBox International. Variety writes about it.
The novel will be adapted for the script by Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, with the direction of Meena Gaur (World on Fire, Love in 7 Days).
“I watched all the Agatha Christie adaptations because she wrote for everyone and everyone loves her in return. But somehow I never read any of her novels. When I first read Killing Is Easy, I couldn’t believe how bold, experimental and furious this book was going to be,” said Ejiwunmi-Le Berre.
Easy to Kill takes place in the sleepy English village of Wychwood, near Ash. There is a series of murders, about which your resident, Miss Pinkerton, is going to tell Scotland Yard. On the train she meets Luke Fitzwilliam, who begins to investigate these crimes.
The film will be produced by Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen. The film will begin production this summer. The cast has yet to be announced.
British actress Daisy Ridley, best known for her role as Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, has been announced to play the title character in the upcoming television series The Christy Case. The script was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nina de Gramont. The show will be a reimagining of Agatha Christie’s 11-Day Disappearance in 1926, reflecting many elements of the detective genre.