Jennifer Garner is Miss Marple

Yes, Miss Marple – the character usually played by venerable (or at least elderly) actresses like Geraldine McEwan and Joan Hickson. And yes, Jennifer Garner, the 38-year-old actress most famous for kicking lots of evil ass in Alias and who is nowhere near her first grey hair. If only Agatha Christie were alive and kicking some Hollywood ass.

It may not surprise you to hear that Disney is behind all this, as well as Jennifer Garner’s own company Vandalia Films. The idea is to refashion Miss Marple’s character into someone Garner’s age, making her more accessible to a younger generation. I suppose in LaLa Land, 38 is the equivalent age to a British thesp like Geraldine McEwan. They shoot old people, don’t they?

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