'Peaky Blinders' Cast Are Torn Over A Possible Movie

"You wouldn't want to end a good TV series with a bad movie"

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It's one of the best shows on television... but will Peaky Blinders ever make it to the multiplexes?

There have been rumours about a possible movie spin-off for years, with producer Caryn Mandabach telling us last year that actual Julia Roberts was keen to appear.

A year on and series creator Steven Knight has confirmed that a Peaky film is looking more likely. "We're probably going to do it," he told press.

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Series lead Cillian Murphy, who plays baby-faced gangster Tommy Shelby, has also stated that he's up for a movie "in theory, absolutely".

"If the writing's as good as it is for the show, then for sure, yeah," Murphy said.

One cast member is less certain, though. Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby) admitted that the troubled history of previous TV-to-film translations concerns him.

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"I don't know if a Peaky Blinders film would work, or can work. Maybe when it's sort of done, then maybe a movie? There is talk of it, and if I believed in the script enough, and thought it could work, then why not? But like I say, there's very few TV shows that do that.

"You wouldn't want to end a good TV series with a bad movie. That wouldn't be right. And TV's such a great medium. A movie is over in an hour and a half, or two hours, and you shoot it for four months or less, and then it's done. But we've been doing Peaky Blinders for four years now – four or five years. And I'd never spent much time with one character. It's really special."

Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two for its fourth series on Wednesday, 15 November at 9pm.

From: Digital Spy