Andrew Garfield not stop After surprising with her appearance in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ after several months denying it, starring ‘Tammy Faye’s eyes‘ beside Jessica Chastain and being nominated for an Oscar for the second time for ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!‘ (the first was for ‘To a man’ in 2016), Hulu has just released the trailer and the first details of his new production with the Californian actor.
Based on the crime novel by John Krakauer, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ will introduce us to Garfield as Pyre, a mormon detective who has to investigate his own Church after suspecting that it is involved in the murder of a young woman.
‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ has been adapted for the small screen by Dustin Lance Black (Academy Award-winning screenwriter for ‘Milk‘) and is directed by David McKenzieresponsible for the magnificent film starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine ‘Comanchería’ In the production are names of the height of Jason Bateman and Ron Howard.
Along with Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones will co-star in the show playing Brenda, a devout Mormon who will become the murder victim investigated by Detective Pyre. Edgar-Jones was nominated in 2020 for the Golden Globes for her role in the romantic miniseries ‘normal people‘.
The cast is completed Sam Worthington (‘Avatar’), Wyatt Russell (‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’) and roy culkin (‘Lords of chaos’).
The screenwriter Lance Black and the producer Ron Howard they spent years trying to convert ‘Under the Banner of Heaven‘ in a movie, but finally fx/hulu has given the green light to the project in miniseries format. FX President of Programming stated: “Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and the perfect artist to adapt Jon Krakauer’s gripping novel for 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 delighted that David Mackenzie has come on board as director and that Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will star in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’.”
The first look at the series shows us a dark and gritty thriller, with yellowish photography that reminds us of ‘True Detective‘ in tone. However, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ is based on real events and promises more realism than the series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McCounaghey in its first season.
The trailer also shows the strong presence of religion in the plot, with Andrew Garfield returning to interpret a character closely related to religion after ‘To a man‘ (Conscientious objector), ‘Be quiet‘ (Jesuit priest) and ‘Tammy Faye’s eyes‘ (televangelist)
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