Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander are set to go head-to-head playing the same character in rival Hollywood production.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Vikander has been approached by Sony to play celebrated crime author Agatha Christie in her formative years as a ‘proto-feminist’ unhappy with traditional wife-and-mother expectations.
Stone, on the other hand, has been pencilled in for Paramount’s take on Christie’s “missing” 11 days in 1926 – a subject already covered in Michael Apted’s 1979 film Agatha, which starred Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman.
At this stage it is reported that both films are still very much in the early stage of production. However, any film adaptation of the infamous author’s work will first have to seek the approval of Christie’s descendants.
It is thought that Christie’s relatives still hold a 36 per stake in the company which holds the rights to all the writers work.