Andrew Garfield to tread down Back Roads

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Spider-Man reboot star and all-round great guy Andrew Garfield has signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Tawni O’Dwell’s novel Back Roads .

He’ll share the screen with the excellent Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Garner, with Fatal Attraction ’s Adrian Lyne at the helm.

A murder mystery, the story follows a young man (Garfield) who’s charged with taking care of his three sisters when his mother’s sent to prison for murdering his father.

Garner will play a friendly neighbour whom the young man gets all romantic with, while Harden will play the man’s therapist. Other high profile actresses are currently in talks to play the sisters.

After the action-heavy antics of Spider-Man , Garfield’s clearing looking to wind things down with a more grounded emotional drama that should have some pretty dark material in it.

Frankly, whatever he does, we’re there.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.