A Dial M for Murder anthology series is in the works and Alicia Vikander is poised to star in the first season, which would re-imagine the classic Alfred Hitchcock from the perspective of its female lead.
It was Hitchcock who turned that play into the hit 1954 movie starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly, and audiences also flocked to the 1998 thriller A Perfect Murder, which was a more modern remake starring Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Despite variations, the gist of the story concerns a man who discovers his wife has had an affair and hires someone to murder her, but the plan backfires when the wife takes out her would-be killer.
The intention this time around is to take a cue from MGM‘s hit series Fargo, an anthology series that introduces a new story and characters each season. Viewed in that vein, Dial M for Murder is a great name for a show.
Vikander won an Oscar for The Danish Girl, and she’s slated to reprise her role as Lara Croft in MGM‘s Tomb Raider sequel from director Ben Wheatley.