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Le Cheval Pâle, d'Agatha Christie, bientôt en film réalisé par la BBC

Le site annonce la réalisation d'un nouveau film inspiré par un roman d'Agatha Christie : Le Cheval Pâle (The Pale Horse)...

Agatha Christie's 1960s story, The Pale Horse, is the latest story to be adapted for the small screen, and we're delighted to announce the all-star cast who will be starring in the show.

Rufus Sewell (The Man In the High Castle, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, The Father) plays Mark Easterbrook and is joined by Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, Extremely Wicked and Shockingly Evil and Vile) playing Hermia, Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) as Zachariah Osborne, Sean Pertwee (Gotham, Elementary) as Detective Inspector Lejeune, Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve, Indian Summers) as David Ardingly, Poppy Gilbert (Call The Midwife) as Thomasina Tuckerton, Madeleine Bowyer (Black Mirror, Britannia) as Jessie Davis, and Ellen Robertson (Snowflake, Britney Soho) as Poppy.

Sarah Woodward (Queens of Mystery, Loving Miss Hatto), Georgina Campbell (His Dark Materials, Black Mirror) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, Vanity Fair) will also star.

Completing the cast are Rita Tushingham (Vera, A Taste of Honey) as Bella, Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country, Bloodmoon) as Thryza Grey and Kathy Kiera Clarke (Derry Girls, Tartuffe) as Sybil Stamford who will play the trio of witches.

The show will be adapted by BAFTA-nominated writer Sarah Phelps, who returns to explore the 20th Century through Christie’s work. The Pale Horse follows Mark Easterbrook as he tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman. His investigation leads him to the peculiar village of Much Deeping, and The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation.

Filming has begun on the two-part drama in and around the Bristol area and is being directed by Leonora Lonsdale (Beast) and produced by Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto (City of Tiny Lights).

James Prichard, Executive Producer and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, said, “This adaptation feels like nothing we have done before. This is a very different story from most that my great grandmother wrote, and Sarah has taken it to new heights. The cast, with the likes of Rufus Sewell and Bertie Carvel, is superlative, and it should be a highly entertaining drama."

The Pale Horse is a Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited drama for BBC One. Amazon Prime Video is the US co-production partner. Broadcast dates to follow.

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