John Malkovich to play Poirot in BBC/Amazon series

The world-famous Belgian detective is coming back to small screens.

John Malkovich has been cast a new version of Poirot for an Amazon series.

The actor, who has starred in films such as Being John Malkovich and Con Air, will play the famous Belgian detective in a new adaptation of The ABC Murders.

The series will be made up of 3 parts and is a co-production between the BBC and Amazon, which will air it in the US.

This is the latest Agatha Christie adaptation the BBC has undergone, including Ordeal by Innocence and Witness for the Prosecution.

This will be the first to feature the character of Poirot, with 6 more Christie adaptations on the way.

The character was revived last year in the film Murder on the Orient Express, which featured Kenneth Branagh as the detective and is set to get a sequel, Death On The Nile, in 2019.

Alongside Malkovich, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint will feature as Inspector Chrome.

The ABC Murders revolves around Poirot pursuing a serial killer who leaves behind clues that point to the ABC Railway Guide.

Whilst there's no release date for The ABC Murders yet, production is beginning later this year.

Source: Screen Rant

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