Oscar Winner Murphy Returns in ‘Peaky Blinders’ Film Adaptation

Oscar Winner Murphy Returns in ‘Peaky Blinders’ Film Adaptation

Cillian Murphy, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Thomas Shelby in the acclaimed series “Peaky Blinders,” is set to reprise his role in a new film adaptation for Netflix.

The film, directed by Tom Harper and produced in association with BBC Film, is slated to begin production later this year, according to a report by Variety on Wednesday.

Plot details and additional casting information remain tightly under wraps, heightening anticipation for the project among fans.

Murphy expressed his enthusiasm for returning to the role that catapulted him to global fame. “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”

Director Tom Harper, who has been integral to the success of the original series, reflected on its journey. “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,” Harper said.

The script for the upcoming film is penned by Steven Knight, the creator of the series. Knight, along with Murphy, Caryn Mandabach, and Guy Heeley, will also serve as producers.

Murphy recently garnered widespread acclaim and his first Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the film “Oppenheimer.” This achievement capped a remarkable awards season, which saw him also winning a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and several other accolades.

The “Peaky Blinders” film promises to continue the legacy of the beloved series, bringing the Shelby family’s saga to the big screen and delighting fans worldwide.