Neil LaBute will direct from a screenplay he co-authored with Julian Fellowes (pictured) and Tim Rose Price. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired all North America and select territories from Ealing Metro International.

Casting is underway in anticipation of an autumn start in London. Joe Abrams and Rory Gilmartin of Brilliant Films are producing with Marc Samuelson of Samuelson Productions. 

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“It’s been far too long since we’ve seen Agatha Christie’s work on the big screen,” LaBute said. “Crooked House is one of her best and most surprising murder mysteries.”

SPWA evp of business affairs Michael Helfand, svp of acquisitions Joe Matukewicz and vp of acquisitions Tana Evans brokered the deal with Ealing Metro International’s Will Machin.