Cillian Murphy is returning as Tommy Shelby in a highly-anticipated "Peaky Blinders" film, Netflix confirmed on Tuesday, June 4.

"It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn't finished with me," Murphy said in a statement accompanying the Netflix announcement on social media on Tuesday.

"It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders.

"This is one for the fans.”

The "Peaky Blinders" film is written by Steven Knight and will be directed by Tom Harper.

Cork native Murphy won four IFTAs for his turn as Tommy Shelby in the critically acclaimed series that ran for six seasons and concluded in 2022.

Tommy Shelby returns. A Peaky Blinders Film starring Cillian Murphy is coming to Netflix.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me…It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for…

— Netflix (@netflix) June 4, 2024

The Netflix confirmation comes a few months after Knight said Murphy was "definitely" returning for a "Peaky Blinders" movie, but didn't elaborate on what the Irish actor's involvement would be.

“We're shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth," Knight added.

Knight, who was speaking during the premiere of his new BBC series “The Town," went on to praise Murphy for his recent Oscar win: "It was so deserved.

"He deserves everything he gets."

Speculation about a "Peaky Blinders" film has been rife for years.

Prior to the show's conclusion, Knight told Deadline in 2021: “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end 'Peaky' with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”

In 2023, a year after the last episode of "Peaky Blinders" aired, Murphy told Rolling Stone that he'd be interested in reprising his role as Tommy Shelby on the big screen.

"If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it," Murphy said in May 2023. 

"But it has to be right.

"Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television, and we left on such a high.

"I’m really proud of that last series. So, it would have to feel legitimate and justified to do more." 

More recently, Murphy said during an interview with Desert Island Discs in February that he is "totally" up for a "Peaky Blinders" movie.

"I have always said that if there is more story to tell, and if Steven Knight delivers a script that I know he can deliver, because he's such a phenomenal writer, I'll be there.

"If we want to watch 50-year-old Tommy Shelby, let’s do it."

Murphy, of course, will be bringing a special Oscar touch to the "Peaky Blinders" film after becoming the first Irish-born actor to scoop the Best Actor prize at the Academy Awards for his leading role in the smash hit "Oppenheimer."

Need a refresher? Check out Cillian Murphy's best Tommy Shelby moments here: