Cillian Murphy Provides Update on Return to Peaky Blinders Movie

Cillian Murphy made sure of that Peaky Blinders fans with an update on whether he’ll be returning for a film based on the incredibly popular TV show.

The sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders was discontinued earlier this year and released Friday 10 June on Netflix everywhere except in the UK where it was already available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Though season six was the last, however, this won’t be the end of the story as a film is in the works that will wrap Tommy Shelby’s story into one major blockbuster feature.

Production on the film has not yet started and it may take some time to finalize the scripts and shoot scenes.

Cillian Murphy has confirmed he will return for a Peaky Blinders movie when the time comes.  Credit: Alamy
Cillian Murphy has confirmed he will return for a Peaky Blinders movie when the time comes. Credit: Alamy

But the key question for everyone is whether Murphy would return to reprise his role, because after all, it really isn’t Peaky Blinders without Tommy Shelby.

In a recent conversation with Deadline, Murphy confirmed that he would step back into Tommy Shelby’s shoes when it came time to make a movie.

The actor said he has yet to read a script for the film Peaky Blinders film and, as of now, “really knows nothing” about any details, explaining that it all depends on the show’s creator Steven Knight having a story to tell.

He said: “I think it’s good for everyone to have a little break. That’s always a healthy thing, and then we can regroup.

“Steve is an insanely busy and in-demand writer, but I know what he loves most of all is writing Peaky, I’m sure he told you the same.”

“He loves to. So I think when the time comes, when there’s more story to tell, I’ll be there.”

Unfortunately for Peaky Blinders Fans, the wait might be a while as Knight is a highly sought after writer and is currently busy with him Great expectations and a second series of Tom Hardy-led dramas Taboo.

For the film Peaky Blinders, screenwriter Steven Knight must first develop a screenplay.  Credit: Alamy
For the film Peaky Blinders, screenwriter Steven Knight must first develop a screenplay. Credit: Alamy

Knight has spoken about what the film could look like, and told Metro he had a “very specific story” in mind based on a true World War II story.

The showrunner also said he wanted Stephen Graham, who played Hayden Stagg Peaky Blindersto return for the film.

Another actor who could appear in the film is exercise of duty star Vicky McClure, who said she’s auditioned for every series of Peaky Blinders but never managed to appear.

She may finally appear in the film as Knight said she was “brilliant” and suggested “putting her in the film if she does”.

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