Idris Elba Confirms ‘Luther’ Movie Will Soon Start Filming

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Idris Elba is ready to bring the BBC’s psychological crime series Luther to theaters, with filming scheduled to begin later this year on a movie version.

In an interview Friday with British radio show host MistaJam on CapitalFM’s “The All-New Capital Weekender,” Elba said he can’t wait for filming to start.

“I’m going to be making Luther: The Movie. I’m super excited and I hope the fans are sort of excited for that. It’s been a long time coming for a movie, for people that have loved the show. We’ve been making the show for 10 years, so we’re making [a] film,” the Avengers: Infinity War actor said.

Luther: The Movie will be a spinoff of the series in which Elba played Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) John Luther, who is consumed by the dark nature of the crimes he comes into contact with as a detective.

The show aired for five seasons between 2010 and 2019.

For his role, Elba won a Golden Globe in 2012 for best actor in a series, mini-series, or motion picture made for television.

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Late last year, Luther showrunner Neil Cross confirmed to Australia’s Insider magazine there would be no season 6 of the show, but that a possible film based off the series could be on the way.

No release date or co-stars for the film have been officially announced.