'Peaky Blinders' fans will have to wait two more years for the movie version of the TV drama series.

Cillian Murphy is set to star in the movie

Cillian Murphy is set to star in the movie

The BBC show - which starred Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Tom Hardy - ended earlier this year, but creator Steven Knight has revealed that the film will hit cinema screens in 2024.

He said: "The film is definitely happening. I'm writing the script at the moment. I am in the process of writing.

"As soon as that's finished, we will go into production."

The TV series centred on a gang called the Peaky Blinders, who were active in Birmingham between the 1880s and 1910s.

Cillian, 46 - who played the part of Tommy Shelby in the hit crime drama - is set to reprise his role for the movie, and Steven is already looking forward to reuniting with the acclaimed actor.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "It is phenomenal and he's a phenomenal actor and human being.

"It's fantastic to know he will be around for the film."

Earlier this year, Steven admitted to having a "very specific story" in mind for the film project.

He shared: "I know what the story is and I’m writing at the moment.

"It’s a very specific story, that’s based on a true story from the Second World War and will be told in the 'Peaky' way."

Cillian also confirmed he was keen to star in the movie.

He said: "I’d be as excited as anybody to read a script. But I think it’s good for everyone to have a little break. That’s always a healthy thing and then we can regroup.

"Steve is an insanely busy and in-demand writer, but I know that he loves writing 'Peaky' above all. He adores it. So I think when the time comes, if there’s more story to be told, I’ll be there."