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John Malkovich to play Poirot in THE ABC MURDERS!

GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States mod
edited May 23 in All Poirot novels
Please discuss your reactions:

(Note: Sometimes that link doesn't work, but the same article can be found here: https://europe.easybranches.com/ireland/John-Malkovich-to-take-on-role-of-Hercule-Poirot-in-new-BBC-murder-mystery-381639)

Also, Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, and Tara Fitzgerald are cast in supporting roles.  Further casting will be announced later.


  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    No Hastings and no Japp, I hope they are yet to be Cast and The Book doesn't have a Hermione Clarke does it?
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States mod
    Lady Clarke is in the book– she's Sir Carmichael's terminally ill wife.  I don't recall her first name though.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember now, Thankyou.
  • Luke Luke ✭✭✭
    not sure what to make of this tbh, with the various SP adaptions, personally I'm getting tired that the tone has to be dark. I also don't know how you would improve on the Suchet version as that was extremely well done! 
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States mod
    You're welcome, Tommy_A_Jones!
  • TheLastWordTheLastWord United Kingdom Investigator
    edited June 19


    Only just found this thread re Malkovich being cast in ABCMurders, having already! - oops! - created a post at another thread re ABCMurders, on exactly the same Malkovich point:


    Oops! ,-)

    So, rather than repost my posting in this newer thread, have placed a link to that other posting&thread here: http://community.agathachristie.com/post/quote/1185/Comment_15460)

    Basically, the gist of my comment is: John Malkovich as the refined Poirot?! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!!


    ~ TheLastWord
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States mod
    What do you think of this promotional photo of Malkovich as Poirot?

  • andreaandrea Roma,italy Fan
    edited July 6
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  • PatMaternaPatMaterna CORDOVA Fan
    Well, I have to say JM version of Poirot is a little more distinguished than KB in the latest Orient Express. But neither of them have the mustache correct. KB's was totally laughable and JM's is not any different than any other facial hair on thousands of faces...certainly not distinct and something he should be proud of. Let's see if the character JM creates is more memorable than KB's version which left a lot to be desired. 
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