Tom Hardy ‘100%’ up for role in Peaky Blinders film

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Tom Hardy has said he would “100%” want to appear in the new Peaky Blinders film – but was not sure if his character will be involved.

The English actor played Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons from season two of the hit series.

Despite falling at the hands of Cillian Murphy’s Thomas Shelby in season five, Hardy has fought for his character’s return.

Earlier this month, Netflix confirmed a Peaky Blinders film is in the works, with Oscar-winning Irish actor Murphy reprising his role.

Speaking to Sky News at the UK gala screening of his new film, The Bikeriders, Hardy appeared to show he was keen on being involved in the upcoming project.

He said: “100% Alfie will definitely make an appearance, but I don’t know when… and I don’t even know if he will, that’s just me punting.”

The return of Peaky Blinders follows on from the BBC show about a Birmingham crime gang created by Steven Knight, which ran for six seasons from 2013 to 2022.

It will be helmed by season one director Tom Harper.

No release date has been announced, but the storyline is rumoured to take the Shelby family into the Second World War.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me,” Murphy said in a statement about the film.

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Stars talk to Sky News at the gala screening of The Bikeriders

Hardy made it clear about his eagerness to join the Peaky Blinders film while at a screening for The Bikeriders.

The Jeff Nichols film stars Hardy as the leader of a motorcycle club, called The Vandals, in 1960s Midwest America.

It looks at a love triangle of sorts between characters played by Hardy, Austin Butler and Jodie Comer.

“It’s not a bad triangle to be in,” said Butler on the red carpet in Mayfair.

“[Tom is] such a dynamic performer and I’ve also just really admired him for a long time.”

The Bikeriders is in cinemas on 21 June.

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