David Tennant among new stars joining Helen Mirren and Pierce Brosnan for Netflix's The Thursday Murder Club film

David Tennant smiles in a black suit embroidered with golden thread and green gems as he arrives for The Olivier Awards 2024 at Royal Albert Hall
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David Tenvant, Jonathan Pryce and Naomi Ackie have joined the cast for new film The Thursday Murder Club.

Netflix revealed that Richard Osman's best-selling book of the same name was being adapted into a film back in April. Chris Columbus directs the crime-comedy, which will also feature Daniel Mays and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.

Netflix confirmed via a social media post on Tuesday (June 18) that the five actors would be joining the cast. Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Kingsley and Celia Imrie were previously announced for the film.

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The Thursday Murder Club is Pointless presenter Osman's debut novel, published in 2020. There are now four books in the series, including: The Man Who Died Twice, The Bullet That Missed and The Last Devil To Die.

The first instalment follows a group of friends in a retirement home who gather to solve murders for fun. They soon find themselves caught in the middle of a real case. Mirren is set to play ex-spy Elizabeth, Kingsley is ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim, Brosnan plays former union activist Ron and Imrie will be ex-nurse Joyce.

Composite photo of the newly announced Thursday Murder Club stars
David Tennant, Jonathan Pryce, Naomi Ackie, Daniel Mays and Henry Lloyd-Hughes join the cast -Credit:Netflix

In the most recent episode of his podcast The Rest Is Entertainment, Osman teased: “There’s some great names and some more names coming as well. I think this is the greatest British cast assembled since the [Harry Potter] movies."

Osman previously said of the adaptaion: “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.”

A release date for the film is yet to be confirmed. Osman previously said filming will take place 'this summer from the end of June to September.' This could mean a 2025 release date is possible.