Nancy Drew, the iconic teenage crime-solver from the classic Nancy Drew books, is coming to theaters on March 15th with a brand-new movie. Fans of the original series can watch the trailer below, which introduces a new mystery, and a new Nancy Drew.
Called “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” the film is co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres, and the film stars Sophia Lillis (“IT,” “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood,” “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife,” “Alice”).
The story picks up after the death of Carson Drew’s wife. After the event, Carson decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. At 16-years-old, Nancy Drew finds life in a small town to be pretty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion.
The studio asked the questions “Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding light bulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge?”
The film is based on the popular Nancy Drew books, which have been going strong since the 1930s. The series has sold over 80M books over the years, and they have been translated in over 45 languages.
“Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” is scheduled to hit theaters on March 15th through Warner Bros. Pictures. The other big releases that month include Disney’s “Captain Marvel;” the YA drama “Five Feet Apart;” the animated comedy “Wonder Park;” and Disney’s “Dumbo” live-action adaptation.