3 Upcoming Cillian Murphy Films to Catch if You’re Missing Peaky Blinders

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Hands up if you miss Tommy Shelby? Me too. But until we get season 4 and 5 of Peaky Blinders, we’ll just have to make do with seeing what else angel-faced Cillian Murphy has been up to when not filming the Brummie gangster epic. And it turns out he’s keeping himself rather busy with 5 films on the way starring the ice cold blue-eyed Irish bad boy.

Murphy continues to make excellent, interesting choices in his movie career continuing his run of movies with director Christopher Nolan and collaborating with exciting upcoming directors like Ben Wheatley in a film that got the crowds in awe at the Toronto Film Festival. But first to a film you can catch right now in cinemas:


3. Anthropoid

Starring Murphy and Mr Christian Grey himself Jamie Dornan, this one certainly has sex appeal written all over it. Turns out Anthropoid is a little more serious than that though with Murphy and Dornan teaming up as Czech resistance fighters out to assassinate an SS general in World War 2. Yes that means there will be dodgy accents aplenty but reviews suggest that this is a based on a true story account that keeps the tension mounting throughout. It will be nice to see Murphy play the good guy for a change too. Watch the trailer:

2. Free Fire

This is the one that has got the lucky crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival buzzing. Director Ben Wheatley has made a series of wonderfully odd little films to date, but Free Fire is the one that is likely to see his career explode (in a good way). Murphy is a part of a smashing ensemble cast including Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer and the 70s set film has been excitingly labelled a ‘feature-length shootout’. It doesn’t sound much like there are going to be any good guys in this movie so expect maybe a little peek at Murphy in Tommy Shelby dead-eyed mode here and also a Peaky Blinders reunion of Murphy and Noah Taylor who played the ruthless Darby Sabini. Red band trailer alert!

1. Dunkirk

I’m afraid there’s a little bit more of a wait for this one, but when it lands in 2017, Dunkirk is going to be huge. It’s got Christopher Nolan on directing duties, one of the most famous stories of WW2 to deliver and One Direction star Harry Styles making his feature film acting debut. Murphy and Styles are also joined in the cast by Tom Hardy (another Peaky Blinders reunion), Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh. If all goes to plan and Nolan delivers another masterpiece, I’m calling it now; Dunkirk could be as huge as Titanic. If not, and it’s a disaster, well at least we’ll always have a couple more seasons of Peaky Blinders. Bombs away:

Which one are you most looking forward to? Or do you just wish Murphy would get back to chain-smoking in Tommy Shelby’s dapper outfits?

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