Oh Andrew Garfield seems to be loving movies that have to do with religion in some form lately, and who am I to criticize his acting choices? Well, I am me and I am filled with a bunch of useless criticism. So…
Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones have signed on for the FX Limited Series based on Jon Krakauer’s Mormon crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven. Now, as if those two aren’t amazing enough it was created by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black with David Mackenzie directing.
I always have a little bit of an issue with anything that is religious oriented, because I feel like some people may get offended, as religion is a very personal subject.
The book is about a, “devout detective, whose faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.”
So who are they playing?
Garfield will play Pyre, an elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). A devout Mormon, committed to his family and then begins to question some of the teachings of the church after his run in with a suspected murderer.
Edgar-Jones will play Brenda, a young Mormon who is the victim of a brutal murder.
“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.”
The book has been around for sometime. About 10 years ago (which feels like 50 years ago cause of the pandemic) Dustin Lance Black and Ron Howard tried to make it into a movie, but it didn’t come to fruition. However, they will be executive producing the series, along with some others.