David Tennant, Jonathan Pryce, Naomi Ackie, Daniel Mays & Henry Lloyd-Hughes Join Netflix & Amblin’s Richard Osman Adaptation ‘The Thursday Murder Club’

EXCLUSIVE: David Tennant (Doctor Who), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), Naomi Ackie (Blink Twice), Daniel Mays (Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget) and Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) are joining Amblin and Netflix’s movie The Thursday Murder Club.

They join the recently revealed Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Kingsley, and Celia Imrie. Filming begins later this month.

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Chris Columbus is writer-director on the buzzy crime-comedy, which will follow a group of friends in a retirement home who gather to solve murders for fun, but find themselves caught in a real case. The four members of the club will be played by Mirren (ex-spy Elizabeth), Kingsley (ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim) Brosnan (former union activist Ron) and Imrie (ex-nurse Joyce).

Producers are Jennifer Todd and Chris Columbus. Executive producers are Holly Bario, Jeb Brody,  Eleanor Columbus and Jo Burn. The film is based on Richard Osman’s 2020 novel of the same name.

“There’s some great names and some more names coming as well,” Osman said this morning on his podcast The Rest Is Entertainment. “I think this is the greatest British cast assembled since the [Harry Potter] movies,” he added.

Osman is known to millions in the UK as the presenter of BBC game show Richard Osman’s House of Games and spent years as quizmaster on daytime quiz Pointless. In industry circles, he is known for a long association with Endemol UK (now part of Banijay UK), rising to Creative Director at the Big Brother company before leaving in 2020.

The film is the latest to be produced as part of Netflix and Amblin’s film partnership, which also includes the upcoming Carry-On starring Jason Bateman and Taron Egerton.

Mays is repped by Curtis Brown Group & UTA. David Tennant is with Independent Talent Group. Jonathan Pryce is repped by Julian Belfrage Associates and Anonymous Content. Henry Lloyd-Hughes is with Accelerate and Mosaic. Naomi Ackie is repped by CAA, Hamilton Hodell, Range Media Partners and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.

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