Idris Elba is ready for his next case in Luther – on the big screen this time.
Hopes have been high for a film version of BBC crime drama since Luther ended its fifth series as a weeklong television event in January 2019.
Friday (July 31) was a big night in Elba’s career as he accepted the special award at the 2020 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards, and it was also the time for him to preview what is to come for him.
“I maintained that I would like to see[[[[Luther]come to a movie “, he said Digital spy and other press after his victory. “That’s what I think we’re headed for, it’s a movie. I can’t wait to get there. “
The actor then confirmed: “It’s happening! “
Elba also spoke about how the possibility of moving the franchise from TV to cinema would give him new ground to explore a character he’s now played for 10 years.
“With a movie, the sky is the limit,” he says. “Obviously, you can be a little more daring in the intrigue, maybe international, a little higher. But John Luther will always be John Luther. “
Elba’s confirmation of the progress of the BBC film’s spin-off is a major development, as he revealed just a few weeks ago that he was “so close” to making it a reality.
It’s wonderful to have positive news from the actor, as Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba tested positive for COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic and were forced to self-quarantine for two weeks.
He is currently promoting the third series of the semi-autobiographical Long-term, which is now available to watch on Sky One and NOW TV.
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