Director Chris Columbus to helm Thursday Murder Club; in talks to cast Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan and Ben Kingsley

Amblin managed to win the worldwide rights to the film in a hotly-contested auction where 14 studios took part
Director Chris Columbus to helm Thursday Murder Club; in talks to cast Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan and Ben Kingsley

Harry Porter director Chris Columbus is set to helm Amblin film adaptation of Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club.

According to reports, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnen and Ben Kingsley are in talks to play three of the four lead roles in the project.

The book which was released in 2020, follows four septuagenarians in a retirement community who solve cold cases for fun. They encounter their first live crime chancing upon the death of a shady property developer.

Amblin managed to win the worldwide rights to the film in a hotly-contested auction where 14 studios took part.

The author of the book Richard Osman teased fans with the casting news on X.

Success of Osman's The Thursday Murder Club led to a series including The Man Who Died Twice (2021), The Bullet That Missed (2022) and The Last Devil to Die (2023). A fifth book is set to be released in 2025 to get included in the list of the four New York Times bestsellers.

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