Netflix Murder Mystery - Just Go With It

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston previously spent some time together in the romantic comedy Just Go With It. Now the two are getting back together for a Netflix original that sounds a little more dangerous.

Netflix has announced production is underway on a new project called Murder Mystery. In what sounds like an update of Clue, the film follows Sandler and Aniston as a couple who go off on a European vacation but end up in the middle of a mysterious murder case on board a luxury yacht. But there’s more. Read More »

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Briefly: Shakespeare in Love and The Debt director John Madden had a pretty good spring thanks to the $100m global take of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but now he’s going into a new mode with a new mystery. A Murder Mystery, to be exact, as Madden will make shoot a film with that title from a script by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zodiac).

Co-producing and in talks to star is Charlize Theron, who has her own run this summer thanks to Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. The film is called an “affectionate deconstruction” of a story in the vein of Agatha Christie tales, and features “comedy, action, and mystery” as an American couple travels abroad.

I like the idea of the guy who wrote Zodiac putting together a comic take on the classic whodunnit, and I like the idea of Theron taking a moment to do a solid comic turn in the same sort of project. We’ll watch for more details on the script, and hope that Madden doesn’t keep things too fluffy. [Deadline]