Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones to Lead Jon Krakauer's Mormon Crime Drama Series

Created by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black for FX, 'Under the Banner of Heaven' will be directed by David Mackenzie with filmmaker Ron Howard serving as one of its executive producers.

AceShowbiz - Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will lead the cast of a new limited series based on Jon Krakauer's Mormon crime drama "Under the Banner of Heaven".

The FX project, created by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black, will be directed by David Mackenzie.

Garfield will play a Mormon elder who starts to question his faith through his contact with a suspected murderer. Daisy will play a murder victim.

Lance Black and filmmaker Ron Howard, an executive producer on the series, attempted to turn the book into a movie at Warner Bros. a decade ago.

Speaking of the series, Lance Black said in a statement, "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." He added, "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."

FX Original Programming Director Gina Balian was full of praise for Lance Black. "Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and the perfect artist to adapt Jon Krakauer's gripping novel for FX," she gushed in a statement.

"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," she added. "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'."

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