Director Otto Bathurst has given an update on the Peaky Blinders movie.
The hit period drama series about a crime family in Birmingham, England in the 1920s launched on BBC Two in 2013 and a fifth season began filming in Manchester this autumn.
Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood) directed the first three episodes of the series and says work has started on a script for the film.
Discussing the Peaky Blinders movie rumours, he recently told Yahoo Movies UK: “I think it’s actually being written.”
He added: “I think Steve, Steve Knight the writer, I think they’re planning something, yeah.”
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight previously revealed that a movie is on the cards.
He told the press in 2017: “We’re probably going to do it.”
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach told Digital Spy in 2016: “There are many people in America that love Peaky Blinders and plenty of movie stars that want to be in the movie. We heard Julia Roberts wants to do it – but this is hearsay… I don’t really know for sure.”
Season 5 will air on BBC One in the UK and internationally on Netflix in 2019, introducing new cast members Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Miniaturist).
Chatting about the upcoming episodes, writer Steven Knight has hinted: “The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920’s end and the thirties begin.
“Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”
Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.