Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis set to star in Luther movie

Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis set to star in Luther movie


Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis will star alongside Idris Elba in the highly-anticipated Luther movie on Netflix which begins filming this month, it was introduced on Monday.

Idris, 49, can be in good firm alongside Widows actress Cynthia Erivo, 34, and King Kong star Andy, 57, in the upcoming function movie written by collection creator Neil Cross.

There have been 5 collection of the BBC crime drama, the primary of which aired again in 2010 and Idris beforehand expressed his need for there to be a movie too.   

Exciting: Cynthia Erivo will star in the new Luther movie with Idris Elba

Actor: Andy Serkis also has a part in the feature film

Exciting: Cynthia Erivo (left) and Andy Serkis (proper) will star alongside Idris Elba in the highly-anticipated Luther movie on Netflix which begins filming this month, it was introduced on Monday

The streaming website mentioned in a Facebook submit on Monday: ‘Luther is coming again! Idris Elba will reprise his iconic position – joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis – in a brand new function movie written by collection creator Neil Cross.’ 

Fans had been fast to touch upon the thrilling information of two new actors becoming a member of, with one writing: ‘Love Luther particularly now Andy Serkis in it prime actors the two of them.’

Someone else mentioned: ‘Oh my goddddddddddddd’ whereas a 3rd mentioned: ‘Best information ever!! Wonder if Alice can be again!’

Star: Idris, 49, (pictured) will be in good company alongside Widows actress Cynthia Erivo, 34, and King Kong star Andy, 57, in the upcoming feature film written by series creator Neil Cross

Star: Idris, 49, (pictured) can be in good firm alongside Widows actress Cynthia Erivo, 34, and King Kong star Andy, 57, in the upcoming function movie written by collection creator Neil Cross

Luther adopted Idris’ character DCI John Luther – a passionate detective who finally ends up befriending a psychopath and assassin who he couldn’t arrest due to lack of proof – as they resolve numerous circumstances collectively. 

After the final collection was launched in 2019, the star mentioned he felt issues had been set up completely for a movie. 

He informed LADbible on the time: ‘When you scale a movie up, you’ve got to give it dimension – meaning taking it into different territories, internationally, however I nonetheless suppose it is going to really feel just like the ‘Gotham City’ in London. But clearly, on an even bigger worldwide scale, it might take us wherever.

‘I’m actually up for the movie now. I’m actually up for it. And I believe this season is set up to tee that up.’  

Silver screen: Filming for the eagerly-awaited movie Luther - which follows on from the hit BBC series - will begin in September

Silver display screen: Filming for the eagerly-awaited movie Luther – which follows on from the hit BBC collection – will start in September

‘We’ve made diversified seasons, one season was six episodes, one was 4 – Luther’s adaptable.

‘I believe if we will work out the formulation to hold an viewers captivated for an hour and a half, on a movie, I believe Luther has positively acquired the attributes to make that occur.’

Back in May Idris revealed that filming for the eagerly-awaited movie Luther will start in September.

He confirmed he’s ‘so excited’ to dive into the brand new challenge and he expects ‘bolder’ storylines which can span throughout the globe. 

He mentioned to Variety on Friday: ‘We go into manufacturing, fingers crossed, in September. 

‘I’m so enthusiastic about it, it has been a very long time coming. We’re very, very shut to pulling the inexperienced gentle on manufacturing.’  

In one other interview final month, Idris confirmed as soon as extra {that a} Luther movie is ‘positively coming’, whereas admitting his mum nonetheless believes he’ll tackle the position of James Bond.   

The actor has been repeatedly linked with the coveted position following Daniel Craig’s affirmation that he won’t return following the delayed launch of No Time To Die – his sixth movie as Bond. 

Career: Cynthia has starred in dozens of films over the years including in Widows in 2018 (pictured)

Career: Cynthia has starred in dozens of movies over time together with in Widows in 2018 (pictured) 

But whereas Idris has beforehand admitted his possibilities of changing into the subsequent 007 are distant, his mum Eve stays quietly optimistic. 

He mentioned on Capital XTRA: ‘The Luther movie is certainly coming, I’m very excited. For the followers which have watched 5 seasons of Luther, I owe it to them to take it to the subsequent degree, and that is the place the movie comes in. 

‘I do know the rumours about Bond have at all times chased me. Listen, my poor mum is like, ‘someday you are going to get it!’ I used to be like, ‘mum, I’m good, I’ve acquired Luther’. I’m positively doing that.’

Looking forward to his newest tasks, he added: ‘I’ve acquired Suicide Squad popping out this yr, that is a superb look. I’m actually enthusiastic about that. Shout out to James Garner who directed that, and his entire workforce. 

‘And then I’m positively doing extra music. I’ve acquired a tune that is coming that I believe is gonna be the largest tune of the summer time – simply placing it on the market, simply saying. And I’m simply having enjoyable with the creativity.’  

Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2019, Elba conceded he was not in the working to turn out to be the primary black Bond in the franchise’s 59 yr historical past. 

He mentioned: ‘Of course, if somebody mentioned to me “Do you need to play James Bond?”, I’d be like, Yeah! That’s fascinating to me.

‘But it isn’t one thing I’ve expressed, like, Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond.’

The name's Bond: In another interview last month, Idris confirmed once more that a Luther film is 'definitely coming' while admitting his mum still believes he will take on the role of James Bond (pictured James Bond actor Daniel Craig in the new film No Time To Die)

The title’s Bond: In one other interview final month, Idris confirmed as soon as extra {that a} Luther movie is ‘positively coming’ whereas admitting his mum nonetheless believes he’ll tackle the position of James Bond (pictured James Bond actor Daniel Craig in the brand new movie No Time To Die) 

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