He has two high profile films in his box – Tammy Faye’s Eyes and tick, tick… Boom!
And now Andrew Garfield has signed up for the small screen crime drama Under The Banner Of Heaven.
Garfield, 37, will star alongside fellow Briton Daisy Edgar-Jones, 23, in the FX on Hulu limited series, Variety reported Thursday.
New role: Andrew Garfield, 37, has signed on to star in crime drama FX On Hulu Under The Banner Of Heaven. Britain’s Daisy Edgar-Jones, 23, co-starred in the limited series
Based on Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name, it was adapted by Oscar-winning American screenwriter Lance Dustin Black and will be directed by British filmmaker David Mackenzie, whose credits include Hell Or High Water.
The series set within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah follows devout sleuth Garfield as he investigates the brutal murder of a young Mormon woman, played by Edgar-Jones .
This leads him to meet an esteemed family in Utah who are characterized by their fundamentalist LDS faith and deep mistrust of government.
The investigation leads Garfield’s character to begin to doubt his own beliefs and the teachings of his church as he learns more about the murderer.
Drama: The series takes place among The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah follows devout sleuth Garfield as he investigates the brutal murder of a young Mormon woman
Project Passion: the screenplay comes from Oscar-winning American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, born into an LDS family and who rose to prominence with the 2008 biopic Milk
The story is an exciting project for Lance Black who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the 2008 biopic Milk.
He and producer and director Ron Howard have already tried to turn the book into a feature film at Warner Bros., according to Deadline.com.
Howard, along with his production partner Brian Grazer, is executive producer of the FX on Hulu project via Imagine Television.
In a statement, Howard and Grazer said, “At Imagine, we’ve been dedicated to telling this powerful story for almost a decade. With the conviction and support of FX and the unwavering commitment of Lance Black, we are finally on the right track.
“We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with David Mackenzie, Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones to bring this project to life. “
For his part, Lance Black said, “After so many years of work, I am incredibly grateful to Imagine and FX for their patience and commitment to bringing this story to the screen. “
He continued, “Raised in the Mormon faith, my hope is that this true crime thriller can shed light on the horrific brutality in the name of God in our own backyards. “
Suitable for the small screen: The limited series is based on the 2003 book Under The Banner Of Heaven by Jon Krakauer