Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has given fans a positive update on the gangster drama’s upcoming movie, which will carry on the story from the show’s sixth and final season.
When asked by radio hosts Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore on Today FM if the film was currently in the pipeline, the Tommy Shelby actor revealed that the script was “close” to being finished.
“Yes, I believe so,” he said. “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.
“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.”
Creator Steven Knight recently gave his own update on the movie and confirmed the script is, in fact, “nearly” there.
“Nearly nearly nearly, it’s almost there,” he told RadioTimes. “So, you know, we’ve got the shooting schedule, we’ve got the dates for when we start, so that’s all going to happen.”
He also gave fans a little insight into what they can expect from the film, revealing it will incorporate some real-life stories from World War II.
“I’ve had this in mind for quite a while now, a story with the Peakys during the Second World War and I’ve picked up three true stories that I’m integrating into the film,” he said.
“True, sort of secret and unknown stories about the Second World War, and [I’ve] involved the Peakys in there.”
Before he reprises his role as Tommy Shelby, Murphy will star as the titular character in Christopher Nolan’s war drama Oppenheimer next July. The film will focus on the American physicist who was pivotal in developing the first nuclear bomb in World War II.