Steven Knight confirms Cillian Murphy will be back for the Peaky Blinders movie

cillian murphy as tommy shelby in Peaky Blinders
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Recent Oscar-winner Cillian Murphy is set to reprise his role as Tommy Shelby in the upcoming Peaky Blinders film. 

The long-awaited Peaky Blinders film is finally gearing up to film in Birmingham this year. Before that, creator Steven Knight took to the red carpet to celebrate and promote his new BBC programme This Town. While there, Birmingham World asked the Peaky Blinders creator the question: will Cillian Murphy return as Tommy Shelby for the big screen adaptation of the hit TV show? 

“He definitely is returning for it,” Knight told the outlet. “We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth.”

Murphy just won the Oscar for Best Actor for his turn in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Oppenheimer. He’s also due to appear in Tim Mielants’ Small Things Like These later this year. 

The Peaky Blinders film doesn’t yet have an official release date, but we’re hoping we could see it towards the end of 2025 if filming gets underway as planned in September 2024. 

Plot details are still on the scarce side. The film’s reportedly set during World War II, while the series took place after World War I. Netflix is also currently working on some spin-offs of their own based on Knight’s ultra-popular series, which ran for six seasons, so expect plenty of Peaky Blinders in your future.

More on all this as we get it.

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