The cast for Agatha Christie’s Crooked House is beyond incredible

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Kayleigh Dray

There’s no point denying it; 2016 is the year of Agatha Christie.

Earlier this summer, we revealed that Kim Cattrall – aka Samantha Jones from Sex And The City – had landed a plum role in BBC One’s The Witness for the Prosecution.

Kenneth Branagh, meanwhile, is currently preparing a new version of Murder on the Orient Express.

But now we have even more exciting news for fans of the crime novelist.

That's right; it's been confirmed that Crooked House, which Christie herself dubbed as her personal favourite, is being transformed into a star-studded movie.

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and The Fall’s Gillian Anderson are amongst those joining the girl-power cast, alongside award-winning actress Glenn Close and Doctor Thorne’s Stefanie Martini.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Unsurprisingly, the story – which takes us back to the glamour of the late 1940s -is just as twisty and gripping as you’d expect one from the crime novelist to be.

Sophia de Haviland (Martini) is a smart and successful woman of the era, who spent the war working for the Foreign Office.

During her time there, she became engaged to be married to the delectable Charles Hayward (Max Irons) – and, now that WW2 is over, they intend to finally tie the knot.

Stefanie Martini

Stefanie Martini

Too bad, then, that her grandfather has been murdered – in, naturally, one of the strangest and most inventive ways that Christie could dream up.

Haviland refuses to go ahead with her wedding until the culprit has been found – but, with plenty of people staying in the house at the time, the whodunit doesn’t look like it’ll be solved easily.

Thankfully Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’s Terence Stamp is on hand to take on the bulk of the detective work as Chief Inspector Taverner.

Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Gilles Paquet-Brenner is set to direct the tense crime drama, while James Spring is producing.

Speaking about the project, he said: “Now is clearly the time to bring Agatha Christie back to the big screen, and I am delighted that we have such an exciting director and perfect combination of cast.”

The film is currently in production, and filming is scheduled to begin in the UK soon.

It is due to arrive in cinemas sometime in 2018 – we can’t wait.