Crooked House is a British-American mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 released the trailer:
Crooked House - Official Trailer.

Story intro

The granddaughter of late Greek-British business tycoon Aristide Leonides, Sophia Leonides, visits private investigator Charles Hayward in his office. Sophia wants Charles to investigate Aristide's death, for she believes he was murdered by a member of his sprawling and idiosyncratic family. Sophia notes that Aristide' regular insulin injection had been laced with eserine from his eye drops, causing a fatal heart attack. Sophia believes this was deliberate, not accidental. Charles reluctantly takes on the case, in part because he had a brief love affair with Sophia in Cairo. Charles seeks the consent of Chief Inspector Taverner of Scotland Yard to look into the case, utilising his personal connection with Taverner, who had served with Charles's father, a decorated former Assistant Commissioner who was murdered. At the Leonides estate, Charles interviews the various members of the family, finding motives for each of them. All of them get substantial bequests from Aristide's estate. All of them knew about the eserine: Aristide talked about how it could be used to kill him. All of them resented the way he bullied and manipulated them. Lady Edith de Haviland was the sister of Aristide's late first wife; she moved in to care for her motherless nephews. She despised her brother-in-law as a parvenu and for his callousness towards his grandchildren. Edith stalks around the grounds, blasting moles in the lawn with a shotgun. Aristide's elder son, Philip, hated his father for passing him over as successor to the family business, and for refusing to fund production of a screenplay Philip wrote for his wife, Magda, a fading theatre actress.


Glenn Close
Lady Edith de Haviland
Terence Stamp
Chief Inspector Taverner
Max Irons
Charles Hayward
Stefanie Martini
Sophia de Haviland
Julian Sands
Philip Leonides
Honor Kneafsey
Josephine Leonides
Christian McKay
Roger Leonides
Amanda Abbington
Clemency Leonides
Gillian Anderson
Magda Leonides
Christina Hendricks
Brenda Leonides
Preston Nyman
Eustace Leonides
John Heffernan
Laurence Brown
Jenny Galloway
David Kirkbride
Sergeant Glover
Tina Gray
Miss Ackroyd
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Mr Gaitskill
Andreas Karras
Iannois Agrodopolous
Gino Picciano
Aristide Leonides
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Ani Nelson
Cigarette Girl
David Seddon
David Cann
Denis Lill
Trevor Cooper
Cairo Spymaster
Jeremy Randall
Madeleine Hyland
Reuben Greeph
Club Singer
A.J. Jenks
Club Band (as AJ Jenks)
Alex Bellamy
Club Band
James Pattison
Club Band
Timothy Mylechreest
Club Band


Principal photography began in September 2016.

The film Crooked House was scheduled to be released on October 31, 2017 (Italy) and on November 29, 2018 (Germany) by Bir Film, Capella Films, DeAPlaneta, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Kadokawa, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Shoval Film Production, Sony Pictures Releasing, Spentzos Films, Stage 6 Films, Svoe Kino, United International Pictures (UIP), Videa, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).

The duration of the film is 115 minutes. The film's budget is $10 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Crooked House got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

IMDB: Crooked House

Wikipedia: Crooked House (film)

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