Luther to finally settle the score in long-awaited standalone Netflix film
DCI John Luther is back.
Netflix has confirmed that Idris Elba will be starring as John Luther once more in a brand new feature film featuring Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo.
"Idris Elba will reprise his iconic role — joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis — in a new feature film written by series creator Neil Cross," notes the official Netflix statement on the matter.
It will be the first time that Elba has starred as the gritty detective since 2019, when the television show aired its fifth series on the BBC.
Many fans have been speculating as to whether Ruth Wilson would be returning as Luther's nemesis and love interest.
As of now, Wilson's potential involvement is unclear.
Love this! But will Ruth be there too?? Can’t imagine Luther without Alice pic.twitter.com/PbsXJcsnp4
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Rumours of a new series or film have swirling ever since the end of the last series in 2019.
Earlier this year, the 49-year-old confirmed that a Luther film would be going into production in September, saying that he was "excited" about the project.
Speaking to Variety, he said: "We go into production, fingers crossed, in September.
"I'm so excited about it, it's been a long time coming.
"We're very, very close to pulling the green light on production."