Netflix gave the green light to the Peaky Blinders movie with Cillian Murphy as the protagonist

Netflix gave the green light to the Peaky Blinders movie with Cillian Murphy as the protagonist

The movie of Peaky Blinders officially moving forward. Netflix gave the green light to a feature film starring the Oscar winner Cillian Murphy in a return to the iconic role of Birmingham clan leader Tommy Shelby.

Tom Harper (Heart of Stone, The Aeronauts, War & Peace) will direct the untitled film. Harper is no stranger to Peaky Blinders, as he directed the second half of season 1.

Production will begin later this year from a script by the series’ creator, Steven Knight. The producers are Caryn Mandabach, Knight, Murphy and Guy Heeley. Executive producers include Harper, David Kosse, Jamie Glazebrook, Andrew Warren and David Mason. The feature film will be made in association with BBC Film.

What the Peaky Blinders movie is going to be about

Plot details and additional casting are being kept under wraps, although Knight previously told Deadline that the film’s story would take place during World War II.

Today, Murphy told the aforementioned portal: “Looks like Tommy Shelby wasn’t done with me. It is very gratifying to collaborate again with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. “This is for the fans.”

Harper said: “When I first directed Peaky Blinders over 10 years ago, we didn’t know what the series would become, but we did know there was something about the alchemy of the cast and writing that seemed explosive. “Peaky has always been a story about family, so it’s incredibly exciting to reunite with Steve and Cillian to bring the film to audiences around the world on Netflix.”

Knight added: “I’m really excited that this movie is about to be made. It will be an explosive chapter in the history of Peaky Blinders. There are no restrictions. “Peaky Blinders in the middle of war.”

A global phenomenon, Peaky began airing in 2013 on BBC Two in the UK, with Netflix joining the fray in 2014. The series made the jump from BBC Two to BBC One in 2019 after its fourth season won the BAFTA. for Best Drama. In total, the show lasted six seasons and ended in 2022.

At that time, Tommy, played by Murphy, settled many scores, including killing his cousin Michael (Finn Cole), and rode off into the sunset on a white steed after handing the reins of the family business to his sister Ada (Sophie Rundle).

Source: Ambito

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