March 29th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
Agatha Christie's beloved Miss Marple is ready for her big-screen comeback, and this time around will be played by Jennifer Garner.
Miss Marple—an unassuming old lady who was a master at solving crimes—made her fiction debut in 1927 and first appeared on film in 1961's "Murder, She Said," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Actress Margaret Rutherford was 70 at the time, and would portray the character in a series of mystery movies.
Angela Lansbury put her own twist on Miss Marple in "The Mirror Crack'd" in 1980 — four years before she starred as mystery writer/investigator Jessica Fletcher on the popular TV show "Murder, She Wrote."
Now, former "Alias" star Garner will produce as well as star in the Miss Marple reboot, Deadline reports. This spin on the character's story will be more modern, with Garner playing a younger version of the detective.
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