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Idris Elba, a British actor, is scheduled to reprise his role as John Luther in a new Netflix film. And also, the film will pick up where the Luther drama left off, which premiered on the BBC in 2010 and lasted five seasons. Other story aspects, on the other hand, are being kept a secret. The popular streaming service is teaming up with the BBC and Chernin Entertainment to bring the film to our screens. Elba, 49, received four Emmy nominations for his performance on the successful program. Fans were ecstatic to learn the news, circulating for months, when the streaming service turned to Twitter to share details about the upcoming film.
“Idris Elba will reprise his famous role in a new feature film, with Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis,” Netflix UK’s official Twitter account announced on Tuesday, throwing fans into a frenzy.
A feature film about Luther? “There’s no way!” “Can’t wait for this!” one person remarked while another added. And, Luther is known for its dark and gruesome murder and crime stories set in London.
And, Idris Elba will reprise his role as DCI John Luther in the film, in which he will investigate two new horrific crimes with two new co-stars.
As well, the new Luther film will star Oscar-nominated British actress Cynthia Erivo, well known for her work in The Outsider and Harriet, and actor and director Andy Serkis.
Especially, the scant narrative facts available for the film suggest that it will continue the TV series’ tale. With Serkis playing a criminal mastermind on the run and Erivo playing Luther’s rival investigator.
Elba is set to voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. He was most recently featured in DC Comics’ smash The Suicide Squad.
Idris Elba teased some clues about the forthcoming film last year when discussing the prospect of Luther returning to television.
“I’ve always said I’d want to see it made into a movie, and I believe that’s where we’re headed. He stated, “I’m looking forward to making it happen.”
“The sky is the limit when it comes to cinema. And, you can be a little more daring with the narratives, as well as a little more international and up the scale.”
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