I personally believe the only way to improve a classic whodunit mystery-adventure is to throw some ghosts in the mix. And clearly, Lionsgate feels the same way. The studio just revealed a first look at Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop.
The film stars Nathalie Cox as the sleuthing Miss Willoughby, accompanied by family friend Robert Thompson (Kelsey Grammer). Together, the pair will investigate – as you might guess – a bookshop that appears to have a ghostly presence.
But as anyone who’s watched Scooby-Doo knows, there’s usually more to a mysterious ghostly presence than meets the eye…
Check out the trailer for Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop below:
The trailer gives us a good look at the film’s setting and feel. Plus, enough spooky occurrences to keep viewers intrigued. If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, this one looks like it will be worth a watch.
Here’s the official synopsis from Lionsgate:
Move over Miss Marple, there’s a smart, stylish new detective in town — meet Miss Willoughby! Orphaned as a child, raised by a family friend (Kelsey Grammer, “Frasier”), and skilled in strategy, literature, and martial arts, there’s no case she can’t solve. But even she is baffled when a longtime friend tells her that a ghost is haunting the bookstore she runs. Is someone playing a trick on the poor woman? Is it a hallucination? Or is something more sinister going on? Make some tea and settle in to watch this thrilling whodunit-adventure and find out!
Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop arrives on digital, DVD, and on demand February 8.