Idris Elba wants 'Luther' movie

Star of 'The Wire' hoping to get BBC series on big-screen

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Idris Elba is hoping to be able to turn his hit BBC TV show, Luther, into a feature film.

Speaking in an exclusive BBC interview ahead of next Tuesday's Series 2 première, The Wire actor revealed where he hoped Luther might end up.

Answering questions from fans Elba stated: "I really do want to make Luther into a film. I think that's where the ultimate Luther story will unfold, the big silver screen."

Earlier this year Idris Elba was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as the highly strung detective.

Elba originally gained attention playing the drug-running wannabe businessman Stringer Bell in the hit HBO series The Wire.

He has since been seen on the big-screen in Thor, The Losers and Takers and is currently working on Ridley Scott's Prometheus, a prequel to the Alien films.He has also been linked with the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's latest Django Unchained.

In the video below Elba answers more fan questions.

The new series of Luther starts Tuesday June 14th 2011 on BBC One.

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