Green light flashes on Peaky Blinders film

Green light flashes on Peaky Blinders film
Peaky Blinders, via BBC

Netflix has officially greenlit the upcoming film version of Peaky Blinders from writer/creator Steven Knight.

Production will begin later this year with Cillian Murphy returning to star as Tommy Shelby. Tom Harper is at the helm to direct from Knight’s screenplay; it is likely the feature will shoot at Knight’s Digbeth Loc. Studios.

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

Harper, who directed episodes of the first series back in 2013, added: “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.”

Peaky Blinders ran for six series, centring on the eponymous Birmingham crime gang directly after the First World War.

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