As we know Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama series created by Steven Knight, that airs on BBC. Now a Peaky Blinders Movie boost must be a step closer to getting those Brummie gangsters on the big screen.
The original TV show premiered in 2013 and gained significant popularity for its gritty storytelling, strong performances, and distinctive style.
Now, Cillian Murphy’s success in the movie Oppenheimer has elevated his star power, he is fully in the A-list now.
Oscar potential? We will see.
So making his return as Tommy Shelby even more exciting.
The Peaky Blinder movie will trap some of the that stardust without even trying!
Peaky Blinder Movie
What is the timeline I hear you scream?! Well, as eve, due to the strikes in Hollywood, nobody has a clue!
So one assumes that Murphy in a starring role of a film, would draw in more punters.
However, does the US audience know the TV show well enough?
Also, Cillian is going to be in high demand in Tinstletown.
The down to earth actor would likely love to do a film version of the Peaky Blinders, maybe with a bigger pay cheque now.
Tommy Shelby would be proud!
Creator Steven Knight has revealed that he is “nearly done” with writing in Rolling Stone back in July 2022!
Also around this time, on the Heart Breakfast radio show with Jamie Theakston and Zoe Hardman, Knight revealed that the script was almost finished, and that plans to film in 2023 are still on schedule.
“Yes, I’m writing it right now,” Knight told Theakston and Hardman. “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.”
The Peaky Blinders Instagram even congratulated Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer’s global success, saying his performance as the American theoretical physicist is “magnificent”.
Huge congratulations from PEAKY BLINDERS to the mighty OPPENHEIMER on its global success.
Cillian, from the moment you donned Tommy’s cap it was clear that you are at the top of your craft. Your performance as Oppenheimer is magnificent.
Peaky Blinder – TV background
Here are some key details about the series:
Plot: The show is set in the aftermath of World War I and primarily revolves around the Shelby crime family, based in Birmingham, England. Led by the cunning and ambitious Thomas Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, the family operates as gangsters in a world of violence, politics, and intrigue. The name “Peaky Blinders” refers to the practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps, which they use as weapons.
- Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby
- Helen McCrory as Polly Gray
- Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby
- Joe Cole as John Shelby
- Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons (in later seasons)
- Sam Neill as Chief Inspector Chester Campbell (in earlier seasons)
Style: “Peaky Blinders” is known for its distinctive style, which includes the characters’ fashion, music, and cinematography. The show features a mix of historical and contemporary music in its soundtrack, giving it a unique atmosphere. The characters’ clothing, especially their sharp suits and flat caps, has also become iconic.
Themes: The series explores themes of family, loyalty, power, and the impact of war on society. It delves into the criminal underworld and the Shelby family’s efforts to expand their influence and legitimacy.
Episodes and Seasons: As of my last knowledge update, “Peaky Blinders” had released six seasons, with a seventh season confirmed to be in development. Each season typically consists of six to seven episodes.