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Author Agatha Christie was one of the most famous writers in history, writing over 60 detective novels, a handful of short stories, and a few plays from the 1920s until her death in 1976. Her work has been translated into over 30 films, including Midnight on the Orient Express, Ten Little Indians, and Witness for the Prosecution. Deadline reports that Paramount has just purchased a spec script from writer Allison Schroeder called Agatha, which offers an action adventure take on what happened during the eleven days when the real Christie actually went missing in 1926 and, Easy A director Will Gluck is attached to direct. Details are being kept close to the chest at this point, but the tone is described as "a female Sherlock Holmes meets Romancing The Stone." This wouldn't be the first time a real-life mystery provided the basis for a narrative feature: last year, James McTeigue gave us The Raven, »

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