The two actors will star in the limited series Under the Banner of Heaven, which will be based on the best-selling book by Jon Krakauer. The series will be written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, who has a connection to the material as he grew up in a Mormon household.
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THR reports that the series “revolves around 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.”
Andrew will be playing “Pyre, an LDS elder who is committed to his church and family but begins to question some of its teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer.” Daisy is set to play “Brenda, a faithful Mormon who is the victim of a brutal murder.”
Dustin was previously going to turn the book into a movie back in 2011. He 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. 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.”
Daisy had her big break last year in the Hulu series Normal People.