Cillian Murphy admits Peaky Blinders film “has to be right” to go ahead

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders Pic: Instagram/Peaky Blinders

It looks like the Peaky Blinders film might not be a done deal after all.

Cillian Murphy has addressed the possibility of donning his peak cap and returning to the role of Tommy Shelby.

In a new interview, he confessed that the story “has to be right”.

So does this mean that we won’t get any more Tommy?


Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine he confessed: “If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it.”

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

This comes after Cillian teased that the film was in the works last year.

Speaking to Dermot and Dave on Today FM, Cillian hinted that the film is closer than we expected.

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders
Pic: Anto Byrne

“I’ve still not read it [the script] but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television,” he explained.

“The television part of the story is finished. If there’s more stories to tell, I’m there I just haven’t read it yet but it’s close apparently.”

It comes after the show’s creator, Steven Knight, confirmed that the film was in the works.

Speaking on Heart Radio, he said: “I can tell you that there’s going to be a film, a feature film.

“I’m writing it right now. I mean, I’m nearly done writing it, and we’re going to shoot it… I’m setting up some film and television studios in Digbeth in Birmingham.”

We’ll just have to wait and see…

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