Luther Fans – can we ask for your attention, please?
A Netflix Luther Film is in the works and we are expecting BIG things. Of course, Idris Elba returns as DCI John Luther, but it looks like our favorite detective’s world is expanding outside of Big Smoke as well.
Empire has revealed some key information about the film’s development. The caption on her Instagram post reads: “WORLD EXCLUSIVE 🚨 The Luther The film will “burst out of the gloomy streets of London,” says Idris Elba Rich. Get your first details on the long awaited Luther movie, link in bio and stories,” the caption read.
Here’s everything we know so far.
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Who was cast in the Luther Movie?
Andy Serkis (planet of monkeys, poison) will appear as the film’s antagonist – however any further details on his character are very TBC.
Winner of GLAMOR’s Woman of the Year award for pioneering performer Cynthia Erivo – who has starred in many musicals including The colour purple and Evil – will play a rival detective, while Irish actor Dermot Crowley will reprise his role as DSU Martin Schenk from the Luther TV series.
What is that Plot of the Luther film?
We know it won’t be in London, that’s for sure. Elba has opened up about it and how it will open up the world of Lutherin conversation with Rich.
“We’re breaking out of the gritty streets of London, we’re taking it a bit outside of it,” he explains. “And that’s great. It feels like we are now stepping into a different life of the Luther experience.”
“We’re really peeling the onion here because we had the time and scope to do it. There’s Neil too [Cross] much more you know Luther-Land to play in terms of where Luther can go, how he goes, what the landscape is.”
Elba has been teasing the existence of a Luther film for quite some time. Back in 2020, he told BAFTA, “With film, the sky’s the limit. You can be a little bit bolder with the storylines, a little bit more international and a little bit more on the scale.”
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the following synopsis for the film: “[Luther] will face a double threat. Erivo plays a detective, which he is [his] Nemesis, while Serkis is the criminal villain of the story.”
What is the release date for the Luther Movie?
Corresponding Richthe film is scheduled for release in March 2023. So not long at all.
Do it Luther movie do you already have a trailer?
Not yet, but we’ll keep this article updated, so keep checking back for trailer-related developments!