Florence Pugh To Play Detective In Agatha Christie-esque Murder Mystery ‘The Maid’

Florence Pugh absolutely blew up in 2019, and if it weren’t for the pandemic we’d have already seen her first foray into the MCU with Black Widow. That will instead have to wait until next year, but Pugh is still very much in demand. Next up for her is an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery titled The Maid.

THR has the news on The Maid and Florence Pugh’s part in it. She’ll take the title role in the adaptation of Nita Prose’s upcoming novel, which is described like this:

Molly works at Regency Grand Hotel and tidies up the guests’ messes and sweeps up their secrets. But things take a suspenseful turn when she discovers an infamous wealthy guest, Mr. Black, dead in his bed and sets about to solve the mystery of his demise.

So Pugh plays a maid-turned-impromptu detective? Sounds like fun, and obviously Universal must really see something in it to jump on an adaptation so quickly. Neither a writer or director is attached, but having Pugh on board should make that very easy. She can pretty much do it all.


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