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HBO, Guillermo del Toro & "Southland" scribe prep Hitchcockian drama Nutshell Studies

09.18.2012by: Jake Dee

Hitchcock by way of del Toro? Where do we sign up?!?

THR has broken a story that has HBO teaming up with visionary Guillermo del Toro and "Southland" scribe Sara Gran to adapt Hitchcockian thriller NUTSHELL STUDIES. Written by Corinne May Botz, NUTSHELL STUDIES is a twisty drama about a 1950s small-town housewife who becomes obsessed with solving brutal crimes.

More in depth, per Amazon:

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell dioramas, on a scale of 1:12, display an astounding level of detail: pencils write, window shades move, whistles blow, and clues to the crimes are revealed to those who study the scenes carefully.

Hmmm, so "Murder, She Wrote" set in the '50s on HBO? I'm down! I love me a good murder mystery, and if this has a continuous whodunit narrative, I'm all over this sucker.

That is, if Angela Lansbury is still available!

Extra Tidbit: You willing to watch whatever del Toro touches?
Source: THR

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