Peaky Blinders | Feature film officially confirmed at Netflix

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
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Steven Knight has written the long mooted feature film adaptation of his hit television drama, Peaky Blinders, coming soon to Netfilx.

Netflix has officially confirmed that the Peaky Blinders film is happening, and we won’t have long to wait before we see it – cameras begin rolling later this year. Tom Harper, who directed half of Peaky Blinders series one, is directing the film from a screenplay by Knight. Netflix is co-producing with BBC Film.

Cillian Murphy, who led all three series as Tommy Shelby, is reprising the role on the big screen and is also producing, along with Knight, Caryn Mandabach and Guy Heeley.

Murphy told Deadline, “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me. It is very gratifying to be re-collaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans.”

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

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Knight said, “I’m genuinely thrilled that this movie is about to happen. It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story. No holds barred. Full-on Peaky Blinders at war”.

The Peaky Blinders feature film has been all but officially confirmed for months, with creator Steven Knight confirming recently that he won’t be directing. Knight has directed three films to date: the underrated Jason Statham action drama Hummingbird, the single location, ‘Tom Hardy on the motorway’ drama Locke, and Serenity, a film whose plot divided audiences.

Further casting and plot details for the Peaky Blinders film are being kept under wraps, although Knight has confirmed that the film will be set during World War Two.

More as we hear it…

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