– A new film adaptation of “Murder, She Wrote” is in development at Universal Pictures.
– “The Hollywood Reporter” states that Universal has enlisted “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” writer Chris Weitz to develop a film based on the iconic crime-solving series.
– Angela Lansbury, who starred as Jessica Fletcher in the original series, is allegedly not involved in the project.
Universal Pictures is currently working on a film adaptation of the classic television series “Murder, She Wrote.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Weitz, writer of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” has been brought on board to develop the project.
“Murder, She Wrote” is an iconic crime-solving drama that originally aired on CBS from 1984 to 1996. The show starred Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer and amateur sleuth who solved various murder cases. The show has been immensely popular for its engaging plotlines and memorable characters.
It is worth noting that Angela Lansbury, who portrayed the lead character in the original series, is not involved in the movie adaptation. There are currently no updates on casting choices or a potential release date.
This is not the first attempt to revitalize the franchise. In 2013, a proposed reboot starring Octavia Spencer was cancelled due to fan outcry and Lansbury’s public disapproval. Fans of the original series will undoubtedly be curious to see how this latest adaptation will pay homage to the beloved show while also creating a fresh take on the crime-solving drama.