FX has ordered a limited series dependent on Jon Krakauer’s Mormon crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven with Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones starring.
The series, which is for FX on Hulu, is made by Academy Award-champ Dustin Lance Black (Milk) with Hell or High Water top dog David Mackenzie directing.
The book follows a dedicated analyst, whose confidence is tried as he researches a brutal murder that is by all accounts associated with a esteemed Utah family’s winding into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.
The Amazing Spider-Man star Garfield will play Pyre, a senior of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), also called Mormons, who is committed on his Church and family yet starts to question some of the Church’s teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer.
Ordinary People star Edgar-Jones play as Brenda, a youthful steadfast Mormon who is the casualty of a brutal murder.
It comes ten years after Lance Black and Ron Howard, who is additionally exec producing this adaptation, endeavored to transform the book into an feature film at Warner Bros.
Close by Lance Black and Howard as EPs are Brian Grazer, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp for Imagine Television, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films, Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie.
“Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and the perfect artist to adapt Jon Krakauer’s gripping novel for FX,” said Gina Balian, President, Original Programming, FX. “Lance joins an incredible creative team led by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard at Imagine Television who have been passionate about telling this story with him for years. We are thrilled that David Mackenzie has come aboard as a director and to have Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in Under the Banner of Heaven.”
“We at Imagine have been dedicated to telling this powerful story for nearly a decade. With FX’s belief and support and Lance Black’s relentless commitment we are, at last, on our way. We couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with David Mackenzie, Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones to bring this project to life,” added Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
“After so many years of work, I’m incredibly grateful to Imagine and FX for their patience with and commitment to bringing this story to screen,” said Dustin Lance Black. “Raised in the LDS faith, my hope is that this true-crime thriller might shed light on the horrific brutalities perpetrated in the name of God in our own backyards.”
Garfield is represented by Gordon and French in the UK, CAA, and David Weber at Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Jones is represented by Hamilton Hodell in the UK and United Talent Agency in the U.S. Mackenzie is represented by UTA and Jackoway Austen.
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