With Season 4 just around the corner, Peaky Blinders fever is at, well, fever pitch - flat caps and silly haircuts and Brummie accents, it’s all go. So obviously, whenever Cillian Murphy - Tommy Shelby himself - is anywhere, he’ll be getting the requisite PB-related questions thrown his way at every opportunity.
“I think Steve [Knight] has some ideas. You’d have to be careful, but I’d be curious to do it.”
Is that a scoop on its own? Perhaps not, but he’s previously mentioned the fact that a film could be on the cards - he told The Express:
“It’s kind of a sexy idea, but I’ll reserve judgement until the idea is presented to me.
“I’m sort of ambivalent about it.
“I’m sort of like, ‘Eh, yeah, I don’t know, I’m not sure’. I love the idea sort of theoretically, but it has to come at the right time, you know?”
I’d say that’s enough reason to get excited. And I’ve always found that getting excited is a lot more fun than not getting excited - gets the old endorphins pumping, doesn’t it?
Oh, there’s more? More reason to grease up those cranial pleasure tubes? Supposedly, Julia Roberts wants to be in it.
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach spoke to Digital Spy with the interesting news:
“We did have a conversation about potentially doing a movie. There are many people in America that love Peaky Blinders and plenty of movie stars that want to be in the movie.
“We heard Julia Roberts wants to do it - but this is hearsay… I don’t really know for sure.”
Pretty Blinders, Ocean’s Blinders, My Best Friend’s Blinder - the possibilities are endless. But having a big-name fan like Roberts can only help push the movie onwards, no?
Look, what I’m saying is: just get excited, it’s about time you did you boring old slug.