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Idris Elba to take the lead in Bastille Day

Nov. 11, 2013by:

It's pointless for me to ask if you'd like to see Idris Elba in an upcoming film. The truth is, the more Elba, the better our lives are.

If you are part of the Elba fan club then certainly you will be a fan of this news.

The actor in set to star in the thriller BASTILLE DAY. The film scripted by Andrew Baldwin (THE OUTSIDER) centers on

"A U.S. operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American boy disappear in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the boy is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro. After a several more attacks, the operative realizes the boy is innocent and also may be the only link to the person actually orchestrating the attacks."

No director is signed on yet.

Extra Tidbit: If you could cast Elba in any role, what would it be?
Source: Variety

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11:06AM on 11/12/2013
This is one of the shortest articles I've read in some time on this site. I'm seriously surprised Luc Besson isn't mentioned as a producer just because it sounds exactly like his type of movie. But it does sound interesting.
This is one of the shortest articles I've read in some time on this site. I'm seriously surprised Luc Besson isn't mentioned as a producer just because it sounds exactly like his type of movie. But it does sound interesting.
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9:47AM on 11/12/2013
Can people on this site please stop suggesting comic book movie roles for every interesting actor? You really want a talent like Idris Elba wasting all his time in movies wearing a halloween costume? I'd much rather see him take roles in (hopefully) quality dramas like the Nelson Mandela movie where he can really show how good of a performer he is. Superhero movies can have the Chris Evans of the world. Let us keep some good actors for some good adult dramas please.
Can people on this site please stop suggesting comic book movie roles for every interesting actor? You really want a talent like Idris Elba wasting all his time in movies wearing a halloween costume? I'd much rather see him take roles in (hopefully) quality dramas like the Nelson Mandela movie where he can really show how good of a performer he is. Superhero movies can have the Chris Evans of the world. Let us keep some good actors for some good adult dramas please.
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10:26AM on 11/12/2013
Totally! This is getting a little ridiculous.
Totally! This is getting a little ridiculous.
11:56AM on 11/12/2013
Elba for John Stewart!
Elba for John Stewart!
12:59PM on 11/12/2013
What you're saying is just dumb. Just because he is starring in a comic book franchise doesn't mean he can't make these "quality dramas" that you need because your such a better film fan than the rest of us. Christian Bale made Batman begins and then made Harsh Times, The New World, Rescue Dawn, The Prestige, 3:10 To Yuma, and I'm Not There before The Dark Knight. After TDK he made Terminator:Salvation, Public Enemies, The Fighter(won an Oscar), and Flowers of War before The Dark Knight Rises.
What you're saying is just dumb. Just because he is starring in a comic book franchise doesn't mean he can't make these "quality dramas" that you need because your such a better film fan than the rest of us. Christian Bale made Batman begins and then made Harsh Times, The New World, Rescue Dawn, The Prestige, 3:10 To Yuma, and I'm Not There before The Dark Knight. After TDK he made Terminator:Salvation, Public Enemies, The Fighter(won an Oscar), and Flowers of War before The Dark Knight Rises. Proof that your argument is ridiculous. Elba would have plenty of time to make "quality dramas" or whatever else he wants to make while still keeping us fanboys happy with the superhero roles. Sorry that we want the good actors for those roles too, shame on us.
6:36AM on 11/12/2013

Elba for....

Green lantern!
Green lantern!
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4:25AM on 11/12/2013
How about the lead in the Day of the Dead remake? or maybe Luke Cage or John Stewart?
How about the lead in the Day of the Dead remake? or maybe Luke Cage or John Stewart?
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6:51AM on 11/12/2013
John Stewart!!!!!!!
John Stewart!!!!!!!
10:17PM on 11/11/2013

how about...

I wouldn't mind seeing him as James Bond. He's British, has the charisma, and is just plain badass.
I wouldn't mind seeing him as James Bond. He's British, has the charisma, and is just plain badass.
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9:48PM on 11/11/2013
Idris Elba in a more realistic (and hopefully far less crappy) Ultraviolet? Sold.
Idris Elba in a more realistic (and hopefully far less crappy) Ultraviolet? Sold.
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9:44PM on 11/11/2013
All I want to read is Idris Elba takes the lead for Marvel's Black Panther.

Or Chiwetel Ejiofor.
All I want to read is Idris Elba takes the lead for Marvel's Black Panther.

Or Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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9:49PM on 11/11/2013
I do wish Idris Elba hadn't been cast as Heimdall just so he could be T'challa. And Chiwetel Ejiofor would totally rock in the role as well. Just watched 12 Years a Slave and was completely blown away; give the man an Oscar already.
I do wish Idris Elba hadn't been cast as Heimdall just so he could be T'challa. And Chiwetel Ejiofor would totally rock in the role as well. Just watched 12 Years a Slave and was completely blown away; give the man an Oscar already.
9:51PM on 11/11/2013
Exactly! I will be stunned if Chiwetel Ejiofor doesn't win Best Actor this year at the Oscars. Absolutely brilliant in the role.
Exactly! I will be stunned if Chiwetel Ejiofor doesn't win Best Actor this year at the Oscars. Absolutely brilliant in the role.
6:37AM on 11/12/2013
Elba for green lantern!
Elba for green lantern!
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