Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo have both signed up to star in the feature-length movie of the BBC series ‘Luther.’
The movie, which Netflix is making alongside the BBC, sees the series creator, Neil Cross, penning the story. It will be a continuation of the Luther saga, Luther will have to contend with a double threat. Erivo is playing a detective who is also Luther’s nemesis while Serkis is the story’s criminal villain.
Jamie Payne, who directed the last season that consisted of four episodes is onboard to direct. Cross and Idris Elba are producing along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready of Chernin Entertainment.
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The show centres around Elba’s character of Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, a brilliant London officer so obsessed with his work that he is willing to go down the darkest of paths and break the stringiest of rules.
Serkis’ next film sees him step back behind the camera on the Tom Hardy sequel ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’. In front of the camera, Serkis can be seen in the age-old character of Butler Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves ‘The Batman.’
Erivo was last seen as Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius: Aretha.’ Her upcoming films include John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack’ with Orlando Bloom’ and Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Pinocchio.’