Iain Morris, who co-created The Inbetweeners and wrote/directed The Festival, has revealed an intriguing new project: he has written an Agatha Christie spoof movie with American actor/comedian Brett Gelman, who you’d recognise from Netflix’s Love and Like Father.
The film is a murder mystery whodunnit, set in the modern day, which Morris will direct and produce. The Fudge Park production company, which Morris runs with his Inbetweeners cohort Damon Beesley, is involved in the project. Film 4 and Entertainment Film Distributors have already seen a readthrough of the film, according to reports, with a view to handling its distribution.
The news of the project’s existence came to light in an interview with the British Comedy Guide website, where Morris was asked if he’d direct another feature (after making his directorial debut with The Festival). This was Morris’ response:
“Yeah, I’d love to [direct a second feature]! I’ve written another film with a friend of mine, American comedian Brett Gelman, which is an Agatha Christie spoof thing that I really love. Hopefully we’re going to try to make that at some point in the near-future. Joe Thomas did a read-through for that as well and was very funny in it.”
“I think it’s really funny,” he added. “It’s a sort of low-budget, British with some American actors in… Brett’s really funny, we’ve been working on that for a bit.”
“We’ve not cast it yet,” Morris hastened to add, “but the read-through was great and had a few brilliant people involved.”
We’ll be sure to keep you informed as we hear more. The Festival, meanwhile, is in cinemas now.