Aside from Hitchock’s film, Dial M for Murder has seen multiple adaptations in the past. The 1998 thriller film A Perfect Murder, starring Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow, saw a more modern take on the story. The crime thriller was also previously adapted for TV, with a NBC film starring the original Broadway cast in 1958 and an ABC two-hour color version in 1968. It was later adapted again for a TV film in 1981 starring Christopher Plummer and Angie Dickinson.
The series will mark Vikander’s first lead role on television, following her numerous film roles, most notably in Ex Machina, Tomb Raider and The Danish Girl, the latter for which earned her an Oscar. Though Dial M for Murder has been adapted for TV before, it will be interesting to see it get an anthology series, something that has not been done for Hitchcock since his own 1955 series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
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