Date: 9th February 2024

Oppenheimer's Cillian Murphy Will Star In, Produce New Netflix Movie Steve.

Oppenheimer's Cillian Murphy will star in and produce a new Netflix movie, Steve.

This adaptation of Max Porter's novel Shy also officially launches Murphy’s production company, Big Things Films, with longtime collaborator Alan Moloney.

Netflix has greenlighted Steve in collaboration with Big Things and will distribute globally. Production begins in the spring.

Steve is a reimagining of Porter’s Shy and traces a pivotal 24 hours in the life of its eponymous character, a headteacher (Murphy) of a last-chance reform school who struggles to keep his students in line, while also grappling with his spiraling mental health.

This is an exciting time for recent Golden Globe winner Murphy who is nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and SAG Award as lead actor in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

With Big Things Films, he’s cementing himself as a producer after cutting his teeth as an executive producer on three seasons of Peaky Blinders and as producer of Small Things Like These. An independent, story-driven company, Big Things was initially created to produce Small Things Like These, and aims to collaborate with singular filmmakers, writers, actors and directors, both new and established, who have something to say and are passionate about what they do.

Source: Press Release