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Jennifer Garner is going from super-spy to super-sleuth: The Alias star will play Miss Marple in a new adaptation of Agatha Christie's crime novels, according to Deadline.

In the 12-book series and in previous screen adaptations, Jane Marple is an elderly English spinster who counts knitting, gardening and solving crimes among her hobbies, but Disney's reboot will revolve around a younger Marple. Garner turns 39 on April 17.

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Marple was previously portrayed by Oscar winner Margaret Rutherford in four films, starting with 1961's Murder, She Said, Angela Lansbury in 1980's The Mirror Crack'd, and Estonian actress Ita Ever in the 1983 Russian adaptation A Pocket Full of Rye.

Garner can next be seen in a remake of Arthur, which hits theaters April 8.

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