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Idris Elba joins Harmony Korine's The Trap and possibly Star Trek 3

03.25.2015

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Idris Elba signing up for more movies is always a good thing, and this just means I have a few more films to add to my 'Must See' list. This first film will be the newest endeavor from writer/director Harmony Korine, who made a splash in 2013 with SPRING BREAKERS. His latest and greatest, THE TRAP, follows gangster rap artist Rico (Idris Elba) and his best friend Slim (Benicio Del Toro), who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed. 14 years later, Slim is released from prison and finds Rico at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards. If that wasn't enough, Rico is also married to his girlfriend and has been raising Slim's son as his own. This revenge tale will also star Al Pacino as Slim's parole officer, Robert Pattinson as a member of an uzi-weilding surfer group and James Franco as Rico's cocaine-induced manager. Now THAT sounds like entertainment!

Elsewhere in the galaxy, word is that Idris Elba is also being talked to about playing the villain in Justin Lin's STAR TREK 3. The script, being written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, is still being kept under wraps but there's no shortage of villains that Elba could bring to life. Human, Klingon or Meat Popsicle, I'm pretty sure the man could do it all. If he does sign on, he'd of course join the returning cast consisting of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin. Regardless of how you feel about the re-booted Trek movies thus far, you can't deny that they pull together a great ensemble cast.

Harmony Korine's THE TRAP will go into production later this year, with STAR TREK INTO ELBA hopefully hitting theaters on July 8, 2016.

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10:34AM on 03/26/2015
He would make a good Klingon!
He would make a good Klingon!
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10:41PM on 03/25/2015
Yes please. Both would be great roles for him, plus with him doing the voice of Shere Kahn in the Jungle Book gives him three great villain roles to sink his teeth into.
Yes please. Both would be great roles for him, plus with him doing the voice of Shere Kahn in the Jungle Book gives him three great villain roles to sink his teeth into.
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10:36PM on 03/25/2015

Hope there's two villains

I honestly don't want the Klingons to be the main villains. The purpose of Star Trek is to explore new worlds and alien life forms. I don't want to keep going back to the original series for everything. I'd love to see the Klingons team up with some other force.
I honestly don't want the Klingons to be the main villains. The purpose of Star Trek is to explore new worlds and alien life forms. I don't want to keep going back to the original series for everything. I'd love to see the Klingons team up with some other force.
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8:08PM on 03/25/2015
The Trap sounds like amazing entertainment. Benicio Del Toro and Al Pacino are two of my very favorite actors, which is not to diss Elba or Franco (who I'm expecting great things from given his last collaboration with Korine).

But when I first read the headline, I thought I read Elba was taking a role in Star Trek 3, directed by Harmony Korine. THAT would be something else!
The Trap sounds like amazing entertainment. Benicio Del Toro and Al Pacino are two of my very favorite actors, which is not to diss Elba or Franco (who I'm expecting great things from given his last collaboration with Korine).

But when I first read the headline, I thought I read Elba was taking a role in Star Trek 3, directed by Harmony Korine. THAT would be something else!
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7:57PM on 03/25/2015

Pacino

Honestly, I think the biggest bit of news I gleaned from this article is that Pacino is going to have a big role in a Harmony Korine movie! His late-career renaissance of taking interesting roles continues.
Honestly, I think the biggest bit of news I gleaned from this article is that Pacino is going to have a big role in a Harmony Korine movie! His late-career renaissance of taking interesting roles continues.
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3:57PM on 03/25/2015
They've been hinted at in each film, so i see him playing a Klingon. And a bad ass one at that.
They've been hinted at in each film, so i see him playing a Klingon. And a bad ass one at that.
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3:56PM on 03/25/2015
He'll play a Blingon.
He'll play a Blingon.
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1:17PM on 03/25/2015
These both sound fantastic.

And if he does indeed sign on for Star Trek 3, then that would be three great villainous casting choices in a row after Bana, and Cumberbatch.
These both sound fantastic.

And if he does indeed sign on for Star Trek 3, then that would be three great villainous casting choices in a row after Bana, and Cumberbatch.
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1:13PM on 03/25/2015
Sounds incredible. So is del toro going to be a gangster rapper?
Sounds incredible. So is del toro going to be a gangster rapper?
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1:10PM on 03/25/2015
Oh for the love of Heimdall YES!

Cast Elba in Star Trek NOW!
Oh for the love of Heimdall YES!

Cast Elba in Star Trek NOW!
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1:02PM on 03/25/2015

Stringer Bell vs The Enterprise

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