Popular Agatha Christie character, Miss Marple, is getting a youthful spin as Disney has tapped Jennifer Garner, 38, to play the crime-solving spinster.
Hitting the scene in 1927, Marple has been in a 12 novel series from Christie. On screen, Marple has been played by Margaret Rutherford, Joan Hickson, Julia McKenzie, Geraldine McEwan and Angela Lansbury.
The untitled Miss Marple movie will be penned by Twin Peaks writer Mark Frost with production from Garner’s Vandalia Films company.
No word on who will be directing the film nor a release date.
Garner can be seen opposite Russell Brand in the Jason Winer comedy Arthur on April 8th.
Her other project, Back Woods, centers on a young man (played by new Spider-man Andrew Garfield) caring for his younger sisters after a family tragedy. That’s due out sometime in 2012.