Murder, She Wrote Set For The Big Screen

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

by David Ker |
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A film version of the classic TV detective show has been announced.

Fans of super sleuthing, stunning New England scenery and an inexplicable number of murders in a single spot may soon have reason to rejoice.

Murder, She Wrote, the popular series which starred Angela Lansbury as writer turned criminal investigator Jessica Fletcher, is the subject of an upcoming feature film from Universal Pictures.

Lansbury took on the role in 264 episodes from 1984-1996 and received four Golden Globe awards for her portrayal. She died last year, aged 96.

It is not yet known who will be stepping into her shoes. However, the names behind the script are Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.

Their previous credits include Orange Is the New Black and Dumb Money, a Paul Dano comedy which will be released in cinemas this month.

Work on the movie adaptation of the detective show is paused while the industrial dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers remains ongoing.

The strike has seen several prominent American TV shows cease production.

The original Murder, She Wrote captured the imagination of puzzle solvers the world over who watched baffling cases unfold in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine.

Many will be left wondering if the iconic theme tune will also return for the big screen version. Just one more mystery waiting to be solved.

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