Netflix has boarded the upcoming film adaptation of Richard Osman’s novel, The Thursday Murder Club.

The movie will be written and directed by Chris Columbus and is being produced by Amblin Partners. Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan and Sir Ben Kingsley have already signed up to play three of the four leads in the film about a group of friends in a retirement home who gather to solve murders for fun, but find themselves caught in a real case. Mirren will play ex-spy Elizabeth, Kingsley will play ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim and Brosnan will play former union activist Ron.

Producer is Jennifer Todd and Executive Producers are Holly Bario, Jeb Brody and Eleanor Columbus.

This is the latest film 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.

Richard Osman said: “I’m so proud of this book, so it is a dream to see The Thursday Murder Club in such incredible hands. From Chris Columbus, to Amblin to Netflix, there are geniuses everywhere I look. And what a cast. I’m pinching myself.”

Jon Creamer

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