Featuring spandex-wearing anthropomorphic cats and a barebones plot, Cats is possibly one of the strangest Broadway musicals to hit the Great White Way. And now it’s about to become one of the most baffling feature film musicals. Directed by Tom Hooper in his second movie musical following Les Miserables, Cats has an unfairly stacked cast including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, and Judi Dench.
While the prospect of seeing Judi Dench in spandex is tempting, with Hooper’s moodily realistic approach to musicals, it seems like that sadly won’t be the case. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon is Las Vegas this year and they learned that Cats will be a visual-effects heavy movie that uses motion capture technology and oversized sets to transform the actors into something closer to actual felines. Yes, really.
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English actor Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire) has lent his voice to several animal characters in films already: a cape buffalo in Zootopia, Shere Khan the tiger in The Jungle Book, and a sea lion in Finding Dory. He’s playing a cat in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of Cats later this year, and now it looks like he’ll be playing a mouse in the film adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic Mouse Guard. He’s a one-man menagerie! Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the second part of a video essay diving deep into the limitations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on what elements of the comics can’t effectively be brought to the big screen. Plus, check out a VFX breakdown on the unfortunate box office bomb from last year that was Mortal Engines, and learn some British slang from Luther star Idris Elba. Read More »
Idris Elba is best known for his roles in shows like The Wire or Luther, and big screen performances in the likes of Pacific Rim, Thor, Beasts of No Nation and Molly’s Game. But he’s certainly not known for his comedic chops. However, we’re hoping that changes after his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Not only was Idris Elba surprisingly hilarious, but he was extremely comfortable, and the result was an exceptional follow-up to last weekend’s stellar episode with John Mulaney.
So let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Idris Elba hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Deadshot will appear in Suicide Squad 2 after all – in the form of Idris Elba. Will Smith, who played Deadshot in the first Suicide Squad, recently departed the upcoming sequel due to scheduling issues, which lead us to question if the character was going to show up at all. Now we have our answer. Idris Elba will take Smith’s place in the Suicide Squad 2 cast. This makes Elba the first official bit of casting we have for the follow-up, as it’s still unclear if Margot Robbie, or any other actor from Suicide Squad, will be back for a second round.
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Idris Elba is best known for being a badass in shows like Luther and movies like Pacific Rim and the Thor franchise. But now we’ll see a completely different side to the actor as he dives head first into his own comedy series at Netflix.
Turn Up Charlie follows Idris Elba as the titular character, a DJ who jumps from one woman to the next but can’t seem to find enough success to feel secure in his own life. When he runs into an old movie star friend (JJ Felid), a job opportunity comes along, but it’s not what he thinks. Suddenly, this DJ becomes a nanny to his friend’s precocious, rebellious, young daughter. But it might just turn into the opportunity of a lifetime in more ways than one. Watch the Turn Up Charlie trailer below. Read More »
After last weekend’s new episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by first-time host Don Cheadle, the late night sketch comedy series is done with February. But they’ve already got us excited for March, when we’ll get an SNL veteran returning to host for a second time, and another first-time host who hasn’t really stretched his comedic muscles very often.
John Mulaney will return to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live, and Idris Elba will follow him. Read More »
One of the biggest blockbusters of the year will undoubtedly be Hobbs and Shaw, the spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise focusing on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as the titular characters. One of them is a former agent of the Diplomatic Security Service turned outlaw, and the other is a former Major in the Special Air Service turned deadly mercenary. Now the two who were playfully at odds in The Fate of the Furious will be teaming up against their biggest threat yet: Idris Elba.
See a new Hobbs and Shaw photo of these three forces of nature ready to “get it on.” Read More »
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Idris Elba was just named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine last year, and we know that’s true because he even looks dashing when he’s playing a DJ who ends up being a manny to friend’s daughter. That’s the premise of a new Netflix comedy series called Turn Up Charlie, and the streaming service has released the first photos from the show arriving this spring. See Idris Elba spinning the tracks and looking like a boss in the Turn Up Charlie photos below. Read More »
Idris Elba may be donning his famous grey trenchcoat one more time — but this time, on the big screen. The star of the still-running BBC crime drama confirmed that a Luther movie is in the works, following up the upcoming fifth season of the Neil Cross series.
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