Teen detective Nancy Drew is getting her own film. The character first came to life in 1930, in a series of books written by a batch of ghostwriters, all under the pen name Carolyn Keene.
This time around, Nina Fiore and John Herrera will be writing the script together. Both worked on The Handmaid’s Tale. And, who shall be playing the in-the-know teen? Enter: Sophia Lillis, who we recently saw in 2017’s It and 2018’s Sharp Objects.
In Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase we meet the amateur sleuth and her friends, played by The Quad‘s Zoe Renee and The Purge star Mackenzie Graham. In the new trailer, Drew narrates, saying, “Since moving to this nowhere town, I’m still waiting for an ounce of excitement.”
Things get a little more interesting when the creepy house in town goes viral.
Drew uses her power of deduction to break down the mystery that is laid out in front of her. Her friend even says to her, “The way your brain works is so cool.”
Hmm, does she have a mind palace, similar to Sherlock? Possibly. Drew is deemed in an outsider, so the two definitely have that in common.
Every detective has her first case, and Nancy Drew’s roll out in cinemas on March 15.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is directed by Katt Shea (Sanctuary). You can look for other familiar faces like Alice star Linda Lavin and True Blood‘s Sam Trammell.
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