John Malkovich To Play Hercule Poirot In BBC Agatha Christie Adaptation

An inexhaustible source of TV adaptations, the work of Agatha Christie is once again set to inspire a brand new mini-series. Amazon has teamed up with the BBC to update the classic tale The ABC Murders, originally published in 1936. The show will be divided into three episodes written by Sarah Phelps, who penned And Then There Were None for BBC One back in 2015. The wonderful John Malkovich will be taking on the role of famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. 

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Starring opposite Malkovich will be Rupert Grint as Poirot's sidekick Captain Arthur Hastings. The rest of the cast will be made up by Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Bronwyn James (Harlots) and Freya Mavor (Skins).

ABC Murders follows Poirot and Hastings as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as "A.B.C." The mini-series is set to begin filming next month with Alex Gabassi (The Frankenstein Chronicles) behind the camera. No release date has been given yet but the series will be aired on BBC One.