There’s long been a lot of interest in what happened to Agatha Christie when she went missing in 1926. Now Will Gluck is going to try and tell us the answer, as Deadline reports that he’s signed up to helm Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits) to direct Agatha for Paramount Pictures, based on Allison Schroeder’s spec screenplay.
As nobody really knows what happened to Christie during those 11 days, the film speculates about the events. Christie went missing in December 1926, sparking a massive manhunt for the beloved author, before she was found at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Yorkshire, England, registered as Mrs. Teresa Neele from Cape Town, South Africa.
The author never explained her unusual disappearance (it’s believed to have been caused by problems in her marriage). However the script turns the events into an action-adventure, which is described as a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Romancing the Stone.
There’s no new on when it might shoot, although it may be a while, as Gluck recently signed on to write and direct Sony’s planned Annie remake.