Idris Elba (The Wire, Beasts of No Nation) will be appearing as Bloodsport in James Gunn’s comic book movie The Suicide Squad next year, but he’ll be headlining a far more low key project in 2021 as well. Concrete Cowboy, a family drama starring Elba and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas from Stranger Things), made its debut on this year’s film festival circuit and has now been picked up by Netflix. The streamer will release the movie on its platform sometime in 2021.
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Idris Elba and John Cena will soon be blowing things up in James Gunn’s team-on-a-mission superhero movie The Suicide Squad, and the actors are already planning a reunion on a different action film altogether.
Elba and Cena will star in Heads of State, a 1990s-style action pitch that Amazon Studios has just acquired. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Idris Elba once played the villainous Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, but now the actor will go toe to toe with the king of the forest in a new thriller called Beast.
Elba has been cast in the lead role in the movie, which hails from Contraband and 2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur. Get more details below. Read More »
Outside of overpriced carriage rides through historic areas, you might not expect to see horses galloping through the streets of Philadelphia. But there’s a century-long tradition of Black horsemanship in the City of Brotherly Love, primarily in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood located east of Fairmount Park in North Philadelphia that persists to this day. This relatively unknown, but very real scenario is the backdrop for Concrete Cowboy, Ricky Staub‘s somewhat by-the-numbers, but still sharp drama about an estranged father and son bonding over one summer in the city.
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DC FanDome finally brought us a first look at James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. The DC Comics movie continues the adventures of a few characters from 2016’s Suicide Squad, but thanks to the Guardians of the Galaxy director stepping behind the camera, the movie has a completely new style and it seems to have a much more vibrant look that draws from the colorful side of DC Comics. Along with that, there’s a huge new roster of characters, many of them from the more obscure pages of John Ostrander‘s run on the comic book series. Since people probably don’t know a lot about them, here are The Suicide Squad characters explained. Read More »
Suicide Squad wasn’t exactly a runaway hit when it arrived in theaters back in 2016. But we can’t disregard it completely since it did give us the gifts of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. They’re all back in The Suicide Squad, the latest iteration of the DC Comics villain ensemble, this time with Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn behind the camera, and an insane new roster of cast members. If the Suicide Squad featurette that just debuted is any indicator, you’re gonna forget all about that other Suicide Squad movie. Read More »
Apple keeps signing big names as they build their streaming empire. The latest: Idris Elba, who has signed on to produce and star in a romantic spy thriller for the streamer, with Simon Kinberg also producing. The film will be set in Africa, but beyond that, there’s very little info. Kinberg wrote and produced Mr. & Mrs. Smith, so he has a history with romantic spy thrillers starring attractive people.
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Let’s be real: the world sucks right now, and just making it to the end of another day can often feel like a struggle. HBO Max knows everyone is stressed the hell out, so the new streaming service is dipping its toe into the health and wellness arena with a new series where they get famous people like Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, and more to narrate over mesmerizing imagery. The series is called A World of Calm, but it might as well be called ASMR: The TV Show. Get the details below. Read More »
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Before he canceled the apocalypse in Pacific Rim, actor Idris Elba was working as a Detective Chief Inspector for the Serious Crime Unit in London on the BBC series Luther. Since debuting in 2010, there have been five total seasons, though they have arrived with decreasing frequency, with the most recent fifth season arriving in 2019. Though there’s been no indication of a sixth season, Idris Elba says they’re “this close” to getting a Luther movie off the ground. Read More »
Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, and Tessa Thompson are among over 300 Black artists and executives calling on Hollywood to prove Black Lives Matter. In a letter penned by Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson, Thompson, and Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Melina Abdullah, the group calls on Hollywood to divest from police and elevate Black talent and stories amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers.
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