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With Guy Ritchie’s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, a new report provides us with our first potential casting appointment in the film – and it’s certainly an exciting prospect. According to The Wrap, there’s a ‘RocknRolla’ reunion on the horizon, as Idris Elba is in talks to co-star in Guy Ritchie‘s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.’ The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485.
Idris Elba is not circling the lead role of Arthur, but rather an older Knight named Bedivere, Arthur’s father’s right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny. The Golden Globe winner also has ’Beasts of No Nation,’ Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Alive Alone,’ ‘The Gunman,’ ‘No Good Deed,’ ‘Bastille Day,’ ‘Second Coming’ and a ‘Luther’ movie coming up.
Newcomer Neel Sethi Cast As Mowgli In Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’; Joins The Likes Of Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba…
Walt Disney Pictures send word that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will make his acting debut as Mowgli in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Penciled in for an October 9th, 2015 release, Jon Favreau will direct the new adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel. As Mowgli, Neel will be the only actor onscreen in the film while Idris Elba is voicing the tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson is the voice of the python Kaa, Ben Kingsley is voicing the black panther Bagheera, and Lupita Nyong’o will voice Rakcha, Mowgli’s adopted wolf mother. Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions that occurred during an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and all throughout the United States and India.
Focus Features has unveiled this first look at Idris Elba in Cary Fukunaga’s (True Detective, Jane Eyre, Sin Nombre) ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ which is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel. The story follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who, when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but must also join a life of violence and brutality. Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war. Elba will play the lead role of Commander and he will serve in a producing capacity as well. Presumably set for 2015, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ is currently filming in Ghana. The official synopsis for the ‘Beasts of No Nation’ novel can be read below.
Ben Kinglsey Joins Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson & Idris Elba For The Voice Cast Of ‘The Jungle Book’
Walt Disney Pictures send word that Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera, the black panther in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Penciled in for an October 9th, 2015 release, Jon Favreau will direct the new adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel. Idris Elba is voicing the tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson is the voice of the python Kaa, and Lupita Nyong’o will voice Rakcha, Mowgli’s adopted wolf mother.
A February 20th, 2015 UK and US release date has been set for the Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem-starring action thriller, ‘The Gunman.’ Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), Pierre Morel (Taken) is helming the feature. Winstone will play the mentor of Penn’s character, Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and later military contractor who works peacefully for a non-government organization in the Congo. However, as the story moves forward, Terrier gets drawn back into his violent past. On the opposite side of this twosome are Bardem and Elba, and they run all over Europe in a fatal game of cat and mouse.
The synopsis for the novel is as follows: Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game—so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. After all, that’s why he took up this profession! But the Organization won’t let him go: they have other plans. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position. A tour de force, this violent tale shatters as many illusions about life and politics as bodies.
Focus Features send word that they’ve acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller ‘Bastille Day,’ starrg Idris Elba and rising French star Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color). From director James Watkins and a script by Andrew Baldwin, ‘Bastille Day’ is a thriller set in Paris in which a rogue CIA agent must team up with an unsuspecting American con-artist living abroad to thwart a terrorist attack on French soil.