Idris Elba Says He’ll Start Filming ‘Luther’ Movie This Year

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Idris Elba Says He’ll Start Filming ‘Luther’ Movie This Year

Luther film is officially in the works!

Idris Elba, who starred in the popular series, confirmed that the highly-anticipated film will start production this year.

He rolled out his plans for 2021 while speaking to The All-New Capital Weekender Friday, Feb. 19th. He said this year he’s,

“Definitely making more music, people that love my film and stuff, listen, I’m going to be making Luther: The Movie.”

He continued,

“I’m super excited and I hope the fans are sort of excited for that. It’s been a long time coming for a movie, for people that have loved the show. We’ve been making the show for 10 years, so we’re making film.”

Luther ran for five seasons from 2010-2019. Idris Elba portrayed Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.

As for his new music, he alluded to a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, saying:

“I’ve got a bit of a banger, I don’t want to say too much but me, Megan Thee Stallion and Davido that’s coming. Shout out to the fanatics.”

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Idris Elba first confirmed a Luther movie in July 2020.

“I’ve maintained that I’d like to see [Luther] come to a film.  That’s what I think we’re headed towards, is a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen.”

He later confirmed that the movie is in fact in the works, saying:

“It is happening!”

Idris Elba also added that the series going to film will give his character John Luther a chance to evolve after playing him for nearly a decade.

“With a film, the sky is the limit. 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.”

Are you excited about a Luther film? Comment and let us know.

Authored by: Char Patterson