Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jennifer Garner Investigates "Miss Marple"

Actress Jennifer Garner ("Elektra") has been cast in the role of 'Miss Marple' for a Disney Pictures reboot, based on the detective character by author Agatha Christie.

Screenplay by Mark Frost ("Twin Peaks"), is set in modern America rather than the quiet English village of 'St Mary Mead', where the character lives.

'Jane Marple', aka 'Miss Marple' appears in twelve Christie crime novels, depicted as an 'elderly spinster' and amateur detective.

The character's first published debut was in "The Royal Magazine" issue #350, (December 1927) with the first printing of the short story "The Tuesday Night Club", which later became the first chapter of novel "The Thirteen Problems" (1932). Her first appearance in a full-length novel was in "The Murder at the Vicarage" (1930).

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