For years, Elba has been lobbying for the chance to reprise his breakout role in a movie, and that wish has finally been granted. Neil Cross, series creator of “Luther,” will return to write the script for the movie, and Emmy nominee Jamie Payne is set to direct.
The “Luther” film is being made by Netflix in association with BBC and Chernin Entertainment. The film will continue the events of the “Luther” saga, which aired in 2010 and ran for five seasons on the BBC. Other plot details however are being kept under wraps.
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready will produce the film for Chernin Entertainment. Neil Cross and Idris Elba will also produce. Dan Finlay