The Peaky Blinders movie will begin filming in Birmingham “soon,” according to its creator.
Steven Knight, who brought the Shelby street gang’s exploits to television screens through the hit BBC series, said the call for the forthcoming movie’s extras would also be going out shortly, adding “all you need is a haircut – and a cap”.
He was speaking at the unveiling of a new “world-beating” film studio complex in the city on Tuesday, a former canal-side warehouse now renamed Digbeth Loc Studios.
Knight said he already has a “mind-blowing” pipeline of projects in the works, which he hopes will help the city’s fledgling film and television production industry.
Building work begins this week in Digbeth, the heart of the city’s creative quarter, and is expected to be completed by the middle of summer and ready for filming in October.
The main studio building is also set to be a key filming location for the Peaky Blinders sequel, with Knight and city leaders citing their ambitions to “plant an industry” in Birmingham that will “draw in story-tellers across the world.”
Speaking of the forthcoming movie, Knight said: “I am embargoed from giving dates and times – but Peaky Blinders movie will be in there.
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