Tuesday 29 March 2011
Two iconic female characters have gotten reboots in light of two new films. Miss Marple, the older, spinsterish creation of Agatha Christie, will be played by none other than Jennifer Garner. Garner, who will also produce, and Walt Disney Studios will re-invent the literary crime solver for a younger, hipper audience with a script by Twin Peaks writer Mark Frost. Miss Marple's most famous outing to date was perhaps the 1980 film, The Mirror Crack'd starring Angela Lansbury in the pivotal role and co-starring Hollywood luminaries Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis.
Amy Adams, everyone's favorite red head, has been cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's new film Superman: Man of Steel. Margot Kidder made the role famous in the string of classic Christopher Reeve films while Kate Bosworth made a tepid stab at the celebrated reporter in Bryan Singer's so-so Superman Returns.
I am excited to say the least. Miss Marple and Lois Lane mean a lot in the pantheon of strong female characters. What are your thoughts on Jennifer and Amy taking on these roles?