Cillian Murphy, Big Shot Oscar Winner, “Definitely” Returning For ‘Peaky Blinders’ Movie
— 22 March 2024

Cillian Murphy, Big Shot Oscar Winner, “Definitely” Returning For ‘Peaky Blinders’ Movie

— 22 March 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

There’s been some doubt surrounding whether Cillian Murphy would reprise his role as Tommy Shelby OBE now that he’s won an Academy Award (and doubts surrounding the long-discussed Peaky Blinders movie, period). Thankfully, series creator Steven Knight has stepped in to allay those concerns and provide a crucial update.

“He definitely is returning for it,” Knight said of the Oppenheimer leading man (via Indiewire).

“We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth [Birmingham].”

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Cillian Murphy himself has previously expressed an interest in the Peaky Blinders movie — on the condition that it’d be of a certain standard and not just cheap fan service for those who enjoyed the hit BBC/Netflix crime drama (“It has to be right.”).

“If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it,” he explained to Rolling Stone back in 2022.

Cillian Murphy, Big Shot Oscar Winner, "Definitely" Returning For 'Peaky Blinders' Movie

“Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television, and we left on such a high. I’m really proud of that last series. So, it would have to feel legitimate and justified to do more.”

Clearly, the talented Mr Knight has fulfilled the criteria.

Steven Knight told Esquire: “The film, I know exactly what it’s about. And I know what two stories it’s going to tell. What will happen after that, I want that to depend on the film. For all we know somebody is going to pop out…I think I know who it’s going to be.”

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As some of you may recall, the Peaky Blinders movie was initially slated to begin rolling cameras sometime last year. In light of the main cast’s packed schedules; Knight’s own commitment to what feels like a brand new series each month in addition to a yet-to-be-disclosed Star Wars film; plus the Hollywood strikes… the production has obviously been delayed.

In related news, a few months ago, it was reported that Netflix had greenlit two spin-off properties for development — one set in Boston during the middle of the 20th century (a few decades after the events of the original storyline); the other on the rise of the late Helen McCrory’s Shelby clan matriarch, Polly Gray.

Hopefully, they’ll be enough to make up for a divisive final season of the flagship series.

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]