Kate McKinnon and Andy Samberg join the cast of The Roses

The script for The Roses has been penned by Tony McNamara, who recently worked on Poor Things
Kate McKinnon and Andy Samberg join the cast of The Roses

We had earlier reported that Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman will be playing lead roles in Searchlight Pictures' reimagining of the 1989 classic The War of the Roses, titled The Roses. Kate McKinnon and Andy Samberg have now joined the cast of the film which also stars Ncuti Gatwa, Sunita Mani, Zoë Chao, Jamie Demetriou and Belinda Bromilow. The production for the film is set to start this month.

The description of the dark-comedy film reads, "Life seems easy for picture-perfect couple Theo (Cumberbatch) and Ivy (Colman): successful careers, great kids, an enviable sex life. But underneath the façade of the perfect family is a tinderbox of competition and resentment that’s ignited when Theo’s professional dreams come crashing down." The Roses is currently in development."

The first adaptation of Warren Adler's The War of the Roses was helmed by Danny DeVito in 1989 and starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in lead roles. The film, backed by 20th Century Fox, received three Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.

The script for The Roses has been penned by Tony McNamara, who recently worked on Poor Things. The film has cinematography by Florian Hoffmeister, production design by Mark Ricker and editing by Jon Poll.

Cumberbatch also produces under his SunnyMarch banner along with Leah Clarke and Adam Ackland, Colman, Ed Sinclair and Tom Carver, Roach and Michelle Graham.

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