Idris Elba is ready for his next case in Luther – on the big screen, this time.
Hopes have been high for a film version of the BBC crime drama ever since Luther wrapped up its fifth series as a week-long TV event back in January 2019.
"I've maintained that I'd like to see [Luther] come to a film," he told Digital Spy and other press after his win. "That's what I think we're headed towards, is a film. I'm looking forward to making that happen."
The actor then confirmed: "It is happening!"
Elba also opened up about how the chance to move the franchise from TV to film will give him new ground to explore a character he's now played for 10 years.
"With a film, the sky is the limit," he said. "Obviously, you can be a little bit more bold in the storylines, maybe international, a little bit sort of up the scale. But John Luther is always going to be John Luther."
Elba's confirmation of the BBC film spin-off moving ahead is a major development, since he revealed mere weeks ago that he was "this close" to making it a reality.
It's wonderful to get some positive news from the actor, since both Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba tested positive for COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic and were forced to quarantine for two weeks.
He is currently promoting the third series of the semi-autobiographical In the Long Run, which is now available to watch on Sky One and NOW TV.
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