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Hollywood-themed mystery! 16 characters (can be added to or pared down).

Annie Coquette has gone missing right before the director needs her for her most important scene. Who has kidnapped her, and what was their motive? Students will have a blast playing suspicious movie set characters in this interactive mystery.

This activity includes: instructions on how to play; extension activities; a setup story; list of characters and detailed character descriptions; character worksheets and a detective checklist! Below is the setup story and an example of a character description.

The Story…

Missing Starlet on the Movie Set! At a seaside Southern California location, the famed producer Sam Major was about to start shooting the final film in his epic spy movie series with his leading lady, Annie Coquette as ‘The Spy,’ jumping to safety from an exploding yacht in the first scene. But when the director, Bossy Berman, was ready to yell ‘action’, Annie was not to be found in her trailer or anywhere else! Suspecting foul play, Major immediately summoned the services of the Hollywood Detective Agency to quickly find his starlet before he’s forced to cast another actress to shoot the exploding yacht scene and before they lose daylight and a ton of money. The detective(s) has called the cast and crew to the film set to try and get to the bottom of this mega movie mystery.

Character Description Example

Bossy Berman – Director of all the films in ‘The Spy’ franchise. Known for his great talent and horrible temper, Bossy is hated by the actors, crew, and even the guy who delivers pizza to the set. He was the last one to see Annie Coquette when they shot rehearsal scenes of Annie on board the yacht and her stunt double jumping into the water. Bossy took Annie back to the movie location in his motorboat while the stunt double opted for the challenge of swimming to shore.

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