Casting News: Alicia Vikander to Star in 'Dial M for Murder' Limited Series
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller Dial M for Murder is getting a reimagining, with Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) set to star, reports ComingSoon.net.
The original movie is based on the stage play by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the screenplay. It follows a retired tennis champ (Ray Milland) named Tony, who plans to murder his socialite wife (Grace Kelly) to get her inheritance.
This time around, the limited series will be written and created by Michael Mitnick (Vinyl), with the story being told from the female perspective.
If you haven't seen the original movie, or it's been a minute, here's a look at the trailer:
In the above clip, we see Tony, his wife Margot and their friend Mark (Robert Cummings) talking about whether the perfect murder really exists, with Mark saying, "Yes, absolutely, on paper that is. I doubt if I could carry it out. Well, because the stories usually turn out the way the author wants them to. But, in real life, they don't. "
He called it. The murder didn't go right in this story, with Margot surviving the attempt on her life, leaving Tony to scramble and try and cover-up his wrongdoing.
It's not clear if the forthcoming series will stick to the original plot, but we're intrigued to see how it does roll out.
The series is still in the early stages, so a premiere date has yet to be announced.
Do you think M for Murder will work as a miniseries?