Will Poulter & Lucy Boynton Star In Hugh Laurie’s Adaptation Of Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ For BritBox U.S.


The Revenant star Will Poulter and Bohemian Rhapsody’s Lucy Boynton are to guide the forged of Hugh Laurie’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?.

Deadline revealed that The Evening Supervisor and Home star was behind the variation in April and the collection is beginning manufacturing this week.

Based mostly on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? follows the native Vicar’s son, Bobby Jones (Poulter), and his whip-smart good friend, socialite Woman Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Boynton) on their crime-solving journey after they uncover the crumpled physique of a dying man who, together with his final breath, gasps the cryptic query of the title. Armed solely with {a photograph} of a gorgeous younger lady discovered within the lifeless man’s pocket, these beginner detectives pursue, and are pursued by, the reply to the thriller.

Hugh Laurie To Adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Did not They Ask Evans?’ Into BritBox’s Largest Unique To Date

The collection is commissioned by BritBox North America and produced by Mammoth Display and Agatha Christie Restricted.

The forged additionally consists of Maeve Dermody (The Secret Backyard), as Moira, the troubled spouse of psychiatrist Dr. James Nicholson and Conleth Hill (Recreation of Thrones) as Bobby’s genial mentor, Dr. Alwyn Thomas, who’s at Bobby’s facet when he discovers the physique. Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie) will star as Roger Bassington-ffrench, the beguiling early goal of the crime-solving duo and Jonathan Jules (Small Axe) as Ralph “Knocker” Beadon, a trusted shipmate of Bobby’s who finds himself conscripted into the duo’s caper.

Miles Jupp (The Durrells) joins as Roger’s brother Henry Bassington-ffrench, a rich Englishman with a secret burden; Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey) as Sylvia Basington-ffrench, the American spouse of Henry and castaway chatelaine of the household seat, Merroway Court docket; and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Bobby’s father, Rev. Richard Jones, a hard-working nation parson, continuously fretting over the trail his son has chosen.

Rounding out the forged are Paul Whitehouse (The Private Historical past of David Copperfield), as the owner of a rustic inn; Morwenna Banks (Skins), as Mrs. Cayman, the deceased man’s sister; and Joshua James (Black Mirror) as Frankie’s long-suffering ally, Dr. George Arbuthnot.

Laurie, who will direct, may also play Dr. James Nicholson, the Scientific Director of the sanatorium close to Merroway Court docket.

Exec producers embrace Emily Powers, Gina Cronk, Jonathan Karas, Damien Timmer, Helen Ziegler and James Prichard with Claire Jones producing.

Endeavor Content material will deal with worldwide gross sales exterior of the UK, Eire and the Americas.

“I’m deeply honoured to have been given the opportunity to co-lead this project with Lucy and the chance to bring Agatha Christie’s thrilling story to life under Hugh’s direction,” mentioned Poulter.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Hugh and Will, and on this story from one of my favourite authors. I can’t wait to get started,” added Boynton.


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