As filming on the fifth series of Peaky Blinders continues, director Otto Bathurst has revealed to Yahoo! Movies that a feature film version of the acclaimed British period crime drama is in the works.
“I think it’s actually being written,” said Bathurst during a promotional interview for his new movie Robin Hood. “I think Steven Knight the writer, I think they’re planning something, yeah.”
Asked whether he’d have any interest in directing the movie, Bathurst – who has won a BAFTA for his work on the show and also returns to helm episodes of the fifth series – responded coyly, stating that Knight and the producers “haven’t asked me yet”.
Creator Knight had previously suggested that a Peaky Blinders movie was “probably” going to happen at some point, although this is the first we’ve heard that work on the project is actually underway.
The fifth series of Peaky Blinders will air in 2019, and “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”
It features returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah alongside new additions Sam Claflin (Adrift), Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Elliot Cowan (Krypton), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Kate Dickie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (Vikings).