Jennifer Garner to play Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
March 29th, 2011
03:36 PM ET

Jennifer Garner to play Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

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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  1. caro

    If Jennifer Garner wants to play an Agatha Christie character, how about Tuppence of the Tommy and Tuppence mysteries?

    March 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ally

    This is a horrible idea. The whole point of Miss Marple is that nobody believes a 70something old lady can solve murders.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva in Charge

    I also love to take a large jig-a-boo meat stick right in my pooper. I am totally into da monster disco stick and it makes me want a big ole pile of salty man goo. I am a big ol chubby out-of-shape burnout but still wanna get butt slammed!

    March 30, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. David Nisbet

    Quite possibly the worst idea anyone has ever had.

    March 30, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Head Diva In Charge

    I love remakes. I don't see anything wrong with them. You guys need to lighten up. If you think you can do better go to Hollywood and try doing better.

    March 30, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Batgirl

    Heresy of the highest order! Dame Agatha must be spinning in her grave.

    March 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Moondragon

    This proves that the PTB in Hollywood do not read books and are out of touch with the real world. Ms. Garner is a delightful actress, but Miss Marple! Give us a break, can anyone imagine her as a 60ish spinster who knits? Masterpiece Mystery has done Miss Marple for years with delightful casting.

    March 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Doug

    Mysteries are the best..espcially Agatha Christie.

    March 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bill & Ted

    We agree most unanimously! Time for some new stories, dudes. The first writer to come up with something original gets a jelly donut!

    March 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Superhiro

    Yet ANOTHER reboot huh? That's gotta be at least 4 crappy remakes that have been announced just this week. Geez Hollywood, what happened to all your writers?

    March 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |

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