Thursday, May 4, 2023


Last I heard was Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series had been optioned for a Canadian TV series and another option by Sam Mendes. But that was a long time ago. Today, though, Alan Bradley posted the news on Facebook that a feature film adaptation of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie with Isla Gee and Martin Freeman is being shopped at the Cannes Film Market. Hope this all falls into place! I love these books. They're the perfect vehicle for a large screen production, but I'd be happy if it was a series, too.

From Variety:
Adapted by Susan Coyne (“Daisy Jones and the Six”), the film will follow the adventures of 11-year-old Flavia de Luce (Gie), who is both an amateur detective and a master poisoner. When she discovers a dead body in her family’s decaying British manor house and her father is accused of the murder, Flavia launches her own investigation to uncover family secrets and bring the true murderer to justice.
The film will be directed by Emmy and BAFTA-nominated director Bharat Nalluri (“The Man Who Invented Christmas,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day”). 

The film is being produced by Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan for The Mazur Kaplan Company and Robert Mickelson for Mystic Point, with Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop and chief commercial officer George Hamilton serving as executive producers.

Bishop said: “Flavia is a most charming and resourceful heroine with an insatiable curiosity in her fearless pursuit of the truth and we have no doubt this amateur detective will become a firm family favorite as she jumps from page to screen. Full of mystery, suspense and humor and rounded out with a fantastic cast, this is exactly the type of film audiences are craving for and we are honored to be launching Flavia’s first big screen adventure into the marketplace.”


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fabulous news. I can’t wait to see whatever they produce. In the meantime, fans should check out the audiobooks narrated by the talented Jayne Entwistle.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if John Feeman will play Dogger, or her Father?

Anonymous said...

Or inspector Hewitt?