Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis join Idris Elba in Luther film
James R | On 14, Sep 2021
Luther will be back on Netflix in a new feature film – and Idris Elba’s detective is bringing two star names with him.
The hit crime drama, created by Neil Cross, ran for five seasons on BBC One, last airing in 2019. Now, he’s officially returning for a feature-length outing, as part of Netflix’s pact with Chernin Entertainment (Fear Street).
Elba has won two Golden Globes and a Royal Television Society best actor award for his performance in the titular role. He will, of course, reprise it in the new film, with Cross back on writing duties and Emmy Award Nominee Jamie Payne at the helm. In front of the camera, Elba will be joined by Grammy, Tony, Emmy Winner and Two-time Academy Award Nominee Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Emmy Award Nominee Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, War for the Planet of the Apes).
Elba and Cross will produce, alongside Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready for Chernin Entertainment, with the exec-producers including Dan Finlay for Chernin Entertainment, Priscilla Parish for BBC Studios and Kris Thykier.
Production is expected to begin this autumn.