David Tennant joins The Thursday Murder Club movie

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The Netflix adaptation of Richard Osman’s novel boasts a stellar British cast. 

With production soon to begin on the movie of Richard Osman’s novel, The Thursday Murder Club, the author has dropped a few further cast announcements.

The 2020 bestseller, Osman’s debut novel, follows a quartet of retirement home residents who attempt to investigate murders in their sleepy English village for fun, but find themselves caught in a real case.

The Thursday Murder Club

We already knew the names of the four actors taking on the lead roles in director Chris Columbus’s movie.

Helen Mirren takes the role of ex-spy Elizabeth, while Ben Kingsley is ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim. Pierce Brosnan plays the former union activist Ron and Celie Imrie is the retired nurse Joyce.

Now, on The Rest Is Entertainmentpodcast which Richard Osman co-hosts with journalist Marina Hyde, the writer has scattered a few more names. The cast now includes David Tennant, Jonathan Pryce, Naomi Ackie, Danny Mays and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.

When the film was first announced, 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.”

Filming begins later this month, with further cast still to be revealed. We’ll keep you posted.