Miramax TV has optioned the rights to Nina de Gramont’s new novel “The Christie Affair” with plans to develop it as a limited series.
British writer Juliette Towhidi (“Calendar Girls”) is set to pen the adaptation which reimagines Agatha Christie’s eleven-day disappearance in 1926 in the wake of word of her husband’s affair becoming public.
This version, set in the historic British spa town of Harrogate, unfolds through the eyes of her husband’s mistress, Nan O’Dea (a fictionalized version of Nancy Neele).
The pair transform from competitors to unlikely allies while the world around them remains cloaked in the dark, unable to grasp the complexities of each woman’s relationship to her past and her female identity.
The project is dubbed part sweeping love story, part exploration of the bonds of womanhood, and part murder mystery. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Rich Green, and DJ Goldberg will produce.