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Luther movie prequel plans confirmed

1 of 1 Idris Elba is set to reprise Luther role on the big screen
Idris Elba is set to reprise Luther role on the big screen

There's a movie version of Luther on the way following the success of the show's third season which recently aried on BBC.

Neil Cross, creator of the crime series starring Idris Elba as the mean and moody detective, said at this week's Edinburgh TV Festival: "I've written the script and we hope to get the film made next year."

"Idris is a brilliant leading man and we've hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time. It will follow his career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series."

Cross explained that the reason he chose to develop a prequel was to bring back popular supporting characters like Zoe (Indira Varma). Justin Ripley (Warren Brown) and DCI Ian Reed (Steve Mackintosh) are also expected to feature in the movie,

Ruth Wilson's Alice Morgan will not appear in the movie but the BBC is believed to have expressed interest in a spin-off series for her character.

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