The investigator played by Angela Lansbury for 22 years will return soon, played by a new actress. For a feature film intended for cinema, this time.
variety reveals that the series Arabesque is being adapted into a feature film by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, the screenwriters of Dumb Money, Craig Gillepsie’s next film retracing the GameStop affair. Well, was rather in progress, because since the Hollywood strike, this project has been on hold: the two women will only be able to continue writing their script once the negotiations have been concluded.
It’s Universal Pictures, as well as producer Amy Pascal (behind the Spidermanamong others) who wish to bring back investigator Jessica Fletcher, played on CBS from 1984 to 1996 by the very popular actress Angela Lansbury, died last year. It is not yet known who will succeed him in solving crimes in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, in the state of Maine.
Note that around ten years ago, a remake project ofArabesque had also been under study. NBC then planned to release a new series, in which the investigator would have been played by Olivia Spencer (The colour of feelings).
Arabesque remake falls through