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Luther: Idris Elba's Netflix feature film casts Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis

Written by Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne, the Luther feature film, goes on floors this November.

Devki Nehra
Sep 15, 2021
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Cynthia Erivo. | Twitter

Netflix and BBC's collaborative feature film based on popular detective series Luther, lead by Idris Elba, has cast Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis in pivotal roles. 

Created by Neil Cross, the show featured Elba in the titular role as a detective, whose crime-solving passion is both a boon and a curse for him and those around him. 

Cross has penned the script for the feature, and is also attached as executive producer alongside Elba.

Jamie Payne, who helmed the last season of Luther will once again don the director's hat, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The team begins shooting in November.

The film, which picks up from the events of the series, will follow Luther as he faces a double threat.

Erivo will play a detective described as Luther's "nemesis", while Serkis will play the antagonist. However, the makers have not confirmed whether Ruth Wilson, who plays Alice Morgan in the show, will reprise her role. 

Luther concluded its run in 2019, following which Elba had sporadically teased the possibility of a feature version. In August 2020, the actor confirmed that a film was in the works. 

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