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Screenwriter Stephen Knight originally chose Jason Statham for the lead role in Peaky Blinders over Cillian Murphy, but eventually changed his mind due to Murphy’s unexpected move.
Screenwriter Stephen Knight had to make an important decision when he set out to work on The Gang of Birmingham. He had to choose the actor who would embody the character of the protagonist and the main character in the story, Thomas Shelby. The star of the game.
The writer oscillated between two actors: one of them was the sensitive and introverted character Cillian Murphy, and the other was action movie star Jason Statham. He met them both in Los Angeles, where Statham made a better impression on him, and he chose him.
But Murphy did not give up and wrote to Knight.
He texted me saying, “Remember, I’m an actor.” Which is absolutely necessary, because it can turn into anyone. If you meet him on the street, he becomes a completely different person
– said Knight, who changed his mind as a result, realizing that Murphy might have what it takes for the series.
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