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Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy to star in Prime Video's 'Lazarus'

Sam Claflin is to star in "Lazarus," Prime Video's psychological thriller based on an original story by Harlan Coben. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Sam Claflin is to star in "Lazarus," Prime Video's psychological thriller based on an original story by Harlan Coben. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Daisy Jones & the Six actor Sam Claflin and Love Actually icon Bill Nighy have signed on to star in Prime Video's Lazarus, an original psychological thriller penned by best-selling novelist Harlan Coben and writer-producer Danny Brocklehurst.

Brocklehurt previously adapted Coben's Fool Me Once and The Stranger as hit limited series for Netflix.

The show follows a man who has disturbing and inexplicable experiences when he returns home after his father's suicide.

"Lazarus is a psychological thriller with an emotional spine. It's about fathers and sons, love and loss. We have attempted to bring our trademark wit and warmth as well as twists galore," said Brocklehurst in a statement Wednesday.

"This is the first collaboration the team at Quay Street, Harlan and myself have done with Amazon and we are delighted to be partnering with them."

Bill Nighy attends the 95th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Bill Nighy attends the 95th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Netflix also recently announced it is adapting Coben's books, Missing You and Run Away.

This will be the ninth and 10th on-screen adaptations to be produced by Coben through his ongoing partnership with Netflix.

Several of author Harlan Coben's books have been turned into hit limited series. Photo courtesy of Netflix
Several of author Harlan Coben's books have been turned into hit limited series. Photo courtesy of Netflix