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It’s a crime: Jennifer Garner is Miss Marple

jennifer-garner1I see Jennifer Garner is going to play Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple is a new Disney movie. How can I put this? Garner is 38 and as fit as a butcher’s dog. Miss Marple is…well… an old crone. Remember Margaret Rutherford playing Miss Marple!

Miss Marple is supposed to be a spinster who lives in the English village of St. Mary Mead. Jennifer Garner is going to toss that old maid thing out the window.

No doubt we’ll be seeing Miss Marple in a bikini or using some kick boxing techniques on the bad guys. I hope there isn’t a Miss Marple sex scene because it’s just wrong and makes me feel rather queasy.

miss-marples-final-caseAgatha Christie is turning in her grave and I can think of few folks at Disney who should join her.

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Richard Davies

3 Responses to “It’s a crime: Jennifer Garner is Miss Marple”

  1. Hazel Edmunds April 2, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Anyone who had a hand in this decision should definitely be put into a grave – and quickly. The charm of Miss Marple, in print or on screen, is that she’s a typically English spinster lady of the type that no longer exists. An elderly family friend (now long gone) was one such – lost her potential husband in WWII and became delightfully eccentric as she aged

  2. Beth Carswell

    Agreed. I can only imagine this being ghastly and painful.

  3. This is an interesting choice and not a choice that I would have made. Jennifer Garner is not a bad actress but I just don’t see her in THIS role.