Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will be starred in the FX on Hulu limited series “under the banner of Heaven” variety has learned.
The series hails from writer Dustin Lance Black and is based on a novel of the same name. A devout detective’s faith is tested in the series because he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be related to a reputable Utah family.
Garfield will star as Pyre, an LDS elder committed to his Church and family but begins to question some of the church’s teachings. This happens through his contact with a suspected murderer. Edgar Jones will be starred as Brenda, who is a young faithful Mormon and also a victim of a brutal murder.
It is almost after ten years when Lance Black and Ron Howard, who is also executive producing this version. An attempt to turn the book into a feature film at Warner Bros. Blacl actually created this series. It will also serve as the executive producer and Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Anna Culp for Imagine Television. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will also executive produce the series via Aggregate Films. The series will be directed by David Mackenzie.
Gina Balian said, ” Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and he is a perfect artist who can adapt the novel storyline for FX”. “Lance has also joined an incredible creative team leaded by Brian Gazer and Ron Howard at Imagine Television. We are now thrilled that David Mackenzie has also been appointed as board of directors and to have stars like Daisy Edgar Jones and Andrew Gardfield under the banner of Heaven is a treat”.
Andrew Garfield worked in many films during his career and was nominated for Academy Award in 2017 for his role in “Hacksaw Rdige”. Now we can next see him along with Jessica Chastain in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”. His other prominent roles include “The social Network”. “99 Homes”, “Silence,” and “The amazing Spider Man” both series. He is also an accomplished stage actor nominated for the Tony award in 2018 for “Angels in America”.
He is also repped by Gordon & French in the UK, ID, and Sloane Offer.
“We at Imagine have always been dedicated to telling the powerful story for decades said, Howard and Grazer. “With FX’s belief and support and Lance Black’s relentless commitment, we are on our last way. We couldn’t be more excited than collaborating with David Mackenzie and Andrew Garfield along with Daisy-Edgar Jones to bring this project to life”.
Edgar Jones is best known for her role in the Hulu series “Normal People”. The series also earned a Golden Globe Nomination. She was also starred in many shows like “Cold Feet,” “Silent Witness,” and “Gentleman Jack”. She also played a lead role in “Fresh” opposite Sebastian Stan. Currently, Edgar Jones is filming for the feature adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing”.
After so many years of work, FX studios finally got the chance to bring this story on the screens. Black said, ” Raised in the LDS faith, my hope is that this crime thriller series will surely shed light on the horrific brutalities and real life scenarios perpated in the name of god in our own backyards”.
Mackenzie is also very famously known for his great work in the direction of “Starred Up”. “Hell or High water” and “Young Adam”. He is repped by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.