Ben Affleck once again takes on the directing. This time the actor’s hand touches the detective plays by Agatha Christie under the name “witness for the prosecution”,
At the moment it is known that the adaptation of the novel, Affleck will do with the support of the Studio 21st Century Fox. To produce the movie will (except Ben) Jennifer Todd, Matt Damon and fond of Agatha Christie.
The author of the script is assigned to Christopher Keyser.
Recall Agatha Christie, was first filmed in 1957. Then in the film adaptation starred in the first Hollywood stars, such as Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell. Such a gorgeous castes did their job and in the end, “Witness for the prosecution was nominated for six Academy awards, several Golden globes and other prestigious awards.
The plot revolves around the history of the sir Wilfrid Robarts — sick lawyer, whom doctors forbade to deal with criminal cases. To implement their recommendations he could only thanks to a caring home nurse miss Plimsoll. But when his attorney brings him home with murder suspect Leonard Vole, Robarts could not resist and agrees to conduct business.
I wonder how successful will this modern adaptation?