The Thursday Murder Club Cast Adds David Tennant, Naomi Ackie, & More

Netflix has welcomed David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens), Naomi Ackie (The Rise of Skywalker, I Wanna Dance with Somebody), and three more actors to The Thursday Murder Club cast for its newest crime comedy movie.

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), Daniel Mays (Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget), and Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) have also been tapped for the project, which is currently slated to begin its production later this month. This marks Tennant’s first major movie project in a long while, since lending his voice in the 2022 animated movie The Amazing Maurice. Meanwhile, Ackie is currently attached to star in two high-profile movies: 2024’s comedy thriller Blink Twice and Bong Joon-ho’s Robert Pattinson-led sci-fi movie Mickey 17.

Who are The Thursday Murder Club cast?

The five new cast members of The Thursday Murder Club movie will be joining previously announced leads Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Kingsley, and Celia Imrie. They are set to play the respective roles of former spy Elizabeth, former union activist Ron, ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim, and ex-nurse Joyce. It will be written and directed by Chris Columbus, based on Richard Osman’s 2020 novel. It will be executive produced by Holly Bario, Jeb Brody, Eleanor Columbus, and Jo Burn, with Jennifer Todd and Chris Columbus producing. The film is a production between Amblin and Netflix.

“In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together, they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club,” the synopsis for Osman’s novel reads. “When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late?”

Source: Deadline