A Peaky Blinders film starring Oscar-winner Cillian Murphy is coming to Netflix, it has been announced.

Murphy will reprise his role as gangster Tommy Shelby for the upcoming film from creator Steven Knight, following on from the BBC show which ran for six series from 2013 to 2022.

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On Tuesday, Netflix shared a photograph of a bulky script titled A Peaky Blinders Film, which confirmed it will be directed by Tom Harper.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me,” Murphy said in a statement.

“It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders.

“This is one for the fans.”

The original series followed the Shelby family, a gang rising to prominence in post-First World War Birmingham.

Key scenes were filmed in Bolton, with hundreds of fans desperate for a glimpse of the character. 

Knight previously confirmed the cast are set to begin filming in Birmingham in September, and the film will follow the family into the Second World War.

Murphy won legions of fans for his performance as a member of the notorious Shelby family, before he swept awards season earlier this year for his starring role in Oppenheimer.

The Irish actor took home an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Screen Actors Guild award for his turn as theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer in Sir Christopher Nolan’s biopic about the father of the atomic bomb.