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Inspired by his recent role as Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’, Idris Elba has curated, written and produced ‘mi Mandela’, an album of songs which “uncovers some of South Africa’s most gifted yet largely undiscovered world music talents”. Blending South African and British artists, the album will be released on November 24th via 7wallace (Idris’ own imprint)/Parlophone.
‘mi Mandela’ will feature contributions from Mumford & Sons, Nothembi Mkhwebane, Spoek Mathambol, Cody Chesnutt, James Blake, Maverick Sabre, Phuzekhemisi, Mr. Hudson, George the Poet, DJ Spoko, Future History and Mahotella Queens, among others. In a teaser trailer for the album – which can be viewed below, Idris Elba explains how he came to immerse himself in the music of South Africa while shooting ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ “South African music was part of my research. I wanted to understand what music he liked, and so in that journey I discovered the roots of South African music.”
Astrid Berges-Frisbey To Play Guinevere In Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Film; Joins Charlie Hunnam & Idris Elba
With ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, Warner Bros. Pictures and director/producer Guy Ritchie have reportedly set Astrid Berges-Frisbey (I Origins, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) to play Guinevere in the film. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is playing the title role of King Arthur in the film, and Idris Elba is set to play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors 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.
With Guy Ritchie’s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, a new report provides us with our second potential casting appointment in the film – and it’s certainly an exciting prospect. According to Deadline, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is reportedly Ritchie’s choice to play the title role of King Arthur in the film. 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.
In addition to Deadline’s report, Variety add that Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations for the female lead (presumably Gwenivere), and they also mention that both Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney read for the Arthur role. Last month it was reported that Idris Elba is in talks to play Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Samantha Barks & More Join Idris Elba & Gemma Arterton In London-Set Ensemble Drama ‘A Hundred Streets’
It has just been announced that Samantha Barks, Ken Stott, Charlie Creed Miles, Kierston Wareing, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby have joined Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Franz Drameh and Adam Bakri in ‘A Hundred Streets.’ Described as a layered and gripping drama, the film takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Jim O’Hanlon (House of Saddam, Emma) is directing the film, which is shooting now in South West London.
Following the announcement that Andy Serkis-directed rendition is set for October 21st, 2016, Disney have revealed that Bill Murray will provide the voice of Baloo in director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Murray joins Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for ‘Breaking Bad’) will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. The film also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen. Favreau’s version is set for October 9th, 2015.
It has just been announced that Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton will star in ‘A Hundred Streets.’ Described as a layered and gripping drama, the film takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Jim O’Hanlon (House of Saddam, Emma) is directing the film, which has just started production.
‘A Hundred Streets’ border and intersect the film’s setting in contemporary London. Chelsea squares back onto high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts the day to day grind. It’s in these streets that our cast of characters face major choices and change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their often inter-weaving existences.