Idris Elba Hints That “Luther” Film May Be In The Works: We Are THIS Close
Idris Elba’s recently revealed that there is possibility that he making be taking his talents once again to the big screen. The 47-year-old actor shared that his character in his featured series, Luther, may become a film. Luther premiered in May 2010, and stars Idris Elba as the lead character, John Luther.
John Luther, portrayed by Idris Elba, is a detective chief inspector who handles murder cases, mostly those of serial killers. Although he is a good cop, John Luther often finds himself in hot waters with his superiors due to his hectic personal life, his methods of solving crimes, and his personality, which usually creates more issues than solutions for Luther. When asked about the series being converted into a film, Idris Elba stated:
“There isn’t a real formal plan for Luther at the moment. However – I’ve made it very clear that I’d like to see Luther come back as a film. And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of Luther.”
During the most recent season (5), the series concluded with what appeared to be the unexpected death of killer and love interest Alice Morgan, portrayed by Ruth Wilson, Luther being escorted out in handcuffs, arrested by his heartbroken superior Schenk (Dermot Crowley) . Since the ending of the highly-rated 5th series (January 2019), BBC has yet to greenlight a 6th series.
For his role as John Luther, Elba has been awarded a Critics’ Choice Television Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The series, itself, has been nominated for eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations in numerous categories, including four nominations of Elba for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
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