Cillian Murphy returns, September shooting set

Looks like we haven't seen the last of gangster Tommy Shelby. speaks Birmingham World In his new BBC drama „The Town,” „Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight has confirmed that recent Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will reprise her beloved role in the upcoming film version of the British crime drama. Knight said Murphy is „definitely” coming back, and filming for „Peaky Blinders” begins this September.

„He's definitely getting back into it. We're shooting on the road in Digbeth in September,” Knight confirmed.

Variety Representatives for Murphy have been reached out for additional comment.

Murphy returning as Tommy Shelby for „Peaky Blinders” isn't too much of a shock, given that the „Oppenheimer” star has long been vocal about his interest in starring in a „Peaky Blinders” film as long as the script qualifies. enough

„If there's more to the story, I'd love to do it,” Murphy said Rolling Stone UK About the movie „Peeky” last year. „But it has to be right. Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television and we went to such a high. I'm so proud of that last series. So, it has to feel fair and just to do more.

Murphy said Irish star Last month before winning the Oscar: „I've always said that if Knight offers a script that I know, because he's an amazing writer, I'll be there. … If we want to see 50-year-old Tommy Shelby, I'll be there. Let's do it.”

„Peaky Blinders” originally premiered overseas on BBC Two (it moved to BBC One for its final two seasons), but its popularity exploded after the show came to Netflix. The series finale airs in April 2022, but Knight has never hidden his intention to continue the story in a movie.

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“The movie, I know what it's about. I know what two stories it is going to tell,” said the creator told Esquire Before the series finale aired. “What happens after that, I want it to depend on the film. We knew someone was going to pop out – and I think I knew who it was going to be.

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