June 25 (UPI) -- FX has announced it ordered a limited series based on Jon Krakauer's book, Under the Banner of Heaven.
"Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and the perfect artist to adapt Jon Krakauer's gripping novel for FX," Gina Balian, the cable network's president of original programming, said in a statement Thursday.
"Lance joins an incredible creative team led by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard at Imagine Television who have been passionate about telling this story with him for years. We are thrilled that David Mackenzie has come aboard as a director and to have Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in Under the Banner of Heaven."
The drama is about how a devoutly religious detective's faith is tested during his investigation of a murder that appears to be connected to a prominent Utah family, a synopsis said.
Black is an Oscar-winning filmmaker whose credits include Milk and When We Rise.
Garfield won a Tony Award for his performance in Broadway's Angels in America. He will soon be seen in the films, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick... Boom!
Edgar-Jones is known for her roles in Normal People, Cold Feet and War of the Worlds.