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The filmmakers behind Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph join forces for this entertaining animated action comedy, which has clearly been planned as a franchise-launcher. Energetic and funny, the movie is packed with wonderfully engaging characters and animated with clever visual inventiveness. But even though it's a lot of fun, it's difficult to escape the feeling that Disney is trying to sell us a whole new range of products.
The setting is a world populated only by animals, where predators and prey have learned to get along. The story centres on feisty rabbit Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), who grew up under pressure to work in the family carrot-farming business. But she wants to be a cop, even though no bunny has ever made the force. Top of her class at police academy, she's assigned to the Zootropolis Police Department, where Chief Bogo (Idris Elba) makes her a meter maid. But she's too ambitious to write parking tickets all day, and teams up with con-artist fox Nick (Jason Bateman) to look into the strange case of a missing otter, which might be linked to a series of unexplained events in which predators suddenly became aggressive and dangerous.
The writers and directors have a great time with the premise, peppering scenes with knowing references mainly to other movies but also to resonant aspects of society, such as the genius casting of sloths as government workers. And there are also much bigger themes rattling around the edges, from how other peoples' expectations constrain us to how politicians use fear to control the public. There's also a cleverly pointed undercurrent about prejudice and diversity. And at the centre, Goodwin and Bateman give solid vocal performances as natural enemies who find a way to trust each other. Of the supporting cast, Elba is the standout as a buffalo who is all bluster.
Continue reading: Zootopia [aka Zootropolis] Review
Elba will soon be back on our screens as detective John Luther, but is anybody over THAT series three bedroom scene yet?
Idris Elba is preparing to return to our screens in a new series of BBC drama ‘Luther’ later this month and the actor is just as excited as the fans to bring the detective back. But during the show’s last series, Elba gave viewers an unforgettable fright, that even left bed manufacturers complaining.
Idris Elba returns as Luther next month on the BBC.
If you haven’t seen ‘Luther’ series three yet we wont spoil it for you, but one particular scene does involve someone hiding in the space under a bed. Speaking about the scary scene Elba told BBC Newsbeat it was, "pretty scary, I ain't going to lie".
Continue reading: Idris Elba: "Bed Companies Complained After Scary 'Luther' Scene"
Recent reports had suggested that Craig has reversed his position on playing 007, signing up for two more films.
With the release of the highly-anticipated Spectre now imminent, Daniel Craig seems to have changed his tune about the prospects of continuing to be James Bond after recently landing himself in hot water after saying rather “slash his wrists” than play 007 again.
That is to say, he now says he “doesn’t really care” about who will take over as the British spy when he eventually finishes. In the last fortnight, rumours have maintained that Craig has reversed his position and signed up for two more Bond films.
However, when interviewed by The Sun, the 47 year old actor refused to be drawn on what decision he had made. “I have the right to change my mind any time I want to, and sometimes I say things like I did two days after finishing shooting for eight months. I said what was on my mind. That’s the way I’ve always spoken,” he said matter-of-factly.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Refuses To Be Drawn On James Bond Future
Although he was worried that audiences weren't going to like him anymore.
At 43, London-born actor Idris Elba has a wide variety of roles under his belt, like his show-stopping character in TV's The Wire and movie roles for a range of filmmakers like Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle and Guy Ritchie. But he hesitated about taking his role in the dark drama Beasts of No Nation, in which he plays the brutal commander of an African militia made up largely of child soldiers.
Idris Elba stayed in character throughout filming
"I'm like, 'Dude, they're not going to like me after seeing this. I was in a Tyler Perry movie!'" he laughs. "This is a tough role. You have to be as authentic as you can in a role like that, otherwise it's pointless and becomes a puppet show of a dictator. I wanted to find a way to make him real."
Continue reading: Beasts Of No Nation Helps Idris Elba Focus On Big Issues
He thinks it could even be a woman
Daniel Craig doesn’t give a f*** about who next plays James Bond. Despite taking on one of cinemas most iconic roles - let's face it, every man wants to be him and every woman wants to be with him - for four films, with a fifth one in the pipeline, Craig is not bothered about who takes over 007 after him.
Daniel Craig as 007 won't last forever
While fans and super-fans across the globe are on the edge of their seats and desperate for any whisper of who might next take on the Bond identity, James’ current possessor has revealed he really doesn’t care.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Isn't Interested In His Bond Successor
The ‘Homeland’ star is emerging as the favourite to take over from Daniel Craig.
‘Homeland’ actor Damian Lewis looks set to be the one to take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down as 007. According to the Sunday Mirror, Lewis has been given ‘an unofficial nod’ that he is producer's first choice, if Craig decides Spectre will be his last Bond outing.
Damian Lewis could be your new James Bond.
“If Daniel Craig leaves, it’s Damian Lewis who will be crowned the new Bond,” a ‘well placed source’ told the newspaper. “He is seen as an all-round international star who is perfect for the role. As he ages, he looks increasingly suave and sophisticated.”
Continue reading: Is Damian Lewis A Certainty To Take Over James Bond Role?
Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are an array of jungle beasts. Left in the jungle as a baby, he was taken in by a family of wolves who raised him as their own. However, the older he grows, the more of a threat he becomes to a formidable villain named Shere Khan; a Bengal tiger with a deep fear of fire and loathing of man. Led by an impatient black panther named Bagheera, he is sent away from his jungle home to the safety of a nearby man village, though the journey becomes less straight-forward the further they stray. Mowgli befriends a fun-loving bear named Baloo, but finds Khan is not the only jungle menace as he is set upon by a gang of monkeys led by the orangutan King Louie, and hypnotised by a vicious snake named Kaa.
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Brosnan, who played Bond between 1994 and 2005, believes that Idris Elba probably won't be the next 007 actor and that makers will opt for a white male.
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan reckons that the next star to play 007 will be a white male. For months now, the rumour has been that ‘Luther’ actor Idris Elba would be the next actor cast as the suave British spy, but Brosnan doesn’t believe that the producers will be making that move yet.
“Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white,” he told The Press Association in an interview on Wednesday (September 23rd). However, the 62 year old Irish star did add that “there's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”
Pierce Brosnan reckons the next Bond actor will be a white male
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan Says The New James Bond Will Be White And Male
The drama stars Idris Elba and is directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Netflix have teamed up with cinema chain Curzon to release its first original film, Beasts of No Nation in UK theatres a week before it becomes available worldwide on the streaming service. The film will also be shown on October 8th at London film festival, as part of the competition.
Idris Elba stars in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation.
Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel of the same name, Beasts Of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord in an unnamed West African country who forces a young boy to become a solider. The film is directed by ‘True Detective’s’ Cary Fukunaga and also stars Abraham Attah and Ama K. Abebrese.
Continue reading: Netflix Teams Up With Curzon To Release 'Beasts Of No Nation' In UK Cinemas
The 'Legend' actor has intimated that he, like anybody, would be interested in portraying 007 on the big screen.
With speculation mounting as to who might be playing the next James Bond if Spectre turns out to be Daniel Craig’s final movie, Tom Hardy has put himself forward as a candidate, saying that he would consider playing the British spy.
Speaking to Sky News, the 37 year old English actor didn’t say whether or not he’d actually been approached for the part. However, when asked by the interviewer, the high-profile star replied: “I think anybody would consider doing Bond, wouldn't they?”
Tom Hardy would be interested in playing James Bond
Continue reading: Tom Hardy Added To The List Of Possible Future James Bond Actors
Hugh Jackman has revealed he was once in talks to play James Bond. Now, with his time as Wolverine drawing to a close, he would “seriously considering” taking on the iconic role.
Hugh Jackman may be hanging up his Wolverine claws but he’s keeping his options open when it comes to other iconic roles. In a recent televised interview, the 46-year-old Australian born actor revealed he would “seriously consider” taking on the role of James Bond.
Hugh Jackman at the premiere of Dukale's Dream in New York, June 2015.
Read More: Hugh Jackman Asks Fans What They Want To See In His Final Appearance As Wolverine In 2017.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman On Playing James Bond: “I’d Seriously Consider It”
Get ready for the likes of 'Everest', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Black Mass'.
With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'
And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.
Continue reading: Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015
Horowitz was originally asked whether he thought Idris Elba would be suitable for the role of the next 007.
Idris Elba has posted a great response to writer Anthony Horowitz’s apology for earlier calling the actor too “street” to play James Bond, proving he definitely is “suave” enough to play the British spy.
The 42 year old ‘Luther’ star posted a screengrab of Horowitz’s apology on his own Instagram, writing underneath: “Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!”
Idris Elba DJing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June
Continue reading: Idris Elba Posts Great Response To Anthony Horowitz's Apology After "Street" Remark
Horowitz apologised for using the word during an interview with the Daily Mail at the weekend.
Current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz has released a statement retracting his comments over Idris Elba’s suitability to replace Daniel Craig as 007, after he was accused of racism following an interview in which he claimed the ‘Luther’ actor was too “street” for the role.
In an interview with the Daily Mail published over the weekend, Horowitz said he didn’t think Elba was quite right for the part when asked who should replace Craig, whose new film Spectre may be his last. “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Idris Elba filming 'Luther' earlier in 2015
Continue reading: James Bond Author Anthony Horowitz Apologises For "Street" Description Of Idris Elba
When asked whether he could envisage 007 portrayed as a gay man, Brosnan said "Sure. Why not?"
There’s been much talk about Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond, potentially becoming the first black man to portray 007 on the big screen. However, Pierce Brosnan has said that he could also see the womanising secret agent being portrayed as gay man in future movies.
“Sure. Why not?” he said to Details magazine about whether such a script might be possible, before adding, “Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think Barbara [Broccoli, Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”
Pierce Brosnan sees no reason why Bond couldn't be written as a gay character
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan Reckons The Time Is Right For A Black Or Gay James Bond
He'll play 007 in the audiobook version of 'Trigger Mortis', a new Bond novel written by Anthony Horowitz out in September 2015.
English actor David Oyelowo has been selected to play James Bond – in an audiobook version of a brand new 007 novel penned by Anthony Horowitz. The book, titled ‘Trigger Mortis’, has been commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate and will be released on September 8th.
The Guardian reported on Thursday (August 13th) that the 39 year old was “very honoured” to be offered the role by the Fleming estate itself, describing it as “really special”. Oyelowo has some form in playing security service agents, portraying MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the BBC spy drama ‘Spooks’.
David Oyelowo will voice James Bond in the audiobook version of 'Trigger Mortis'
Continue reading: David Oyelowo To Play James Bond... In Audiobook
The actor also helped announce details of a competition that will see one lucky fan appear in the upcoming movie.
Idris Elba has confirmed he will be starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond after appearing in a behind the scenes video for a new fan competition where he showed off his breakdancing skills. Launched today, the 'Star Trek: To Boldly Go' competition offers fans the opportunity to win a walk-on role in the movie, with all funds raised going towards nine different charities.
Idris Elba will be appearing in Star Trek: Beyond
Elba appears alongside returning Star Trek cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban in the video, which was filmed onboard the Starship Enterprise. At the end of the clip Elba shows off his dancing skills as he busts a few moves in front of his new co-stars.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Breakdances And Confirms He Will Appear In 'Star Trek Beyond'
Adam Sandler and Paul Reubens have both created original films for the streaming service.
Netflix has moved into the world of original films and the fun starts this October! Yes the streaming service has just revealed the premiere dates for its first batch of original features, with Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation leading the pack on October 16th.
Netflix is now in the orginal movie game.
Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala and adapted for the screen by Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord who mentors a child soldier. As well as becoming available worldwide on Netflix October 16th, the film will also open the same day in select U.S. theaters.
Continue reading: Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For First Batch Of Original Films
The ‘Luther’ actor is one of the hot favourites to take over from Daniel Craig.
Idris Elba has long been rumoured to be the next in line to play James Bond once Daniel Craig steps down from the franchise later this year. But while ‘The Wire’ actor has previously stated he would take on the role, Elba has now dismissed any rumours as pure speculation.
Idris Elba has spoken about the rumours that he’ll be the next Bond.
“It’s just a rumour. I have no idea,” Elba told the Radio Times when asked about being joint favourite at the bookies with Damian Lewis to replace Daniel Craig. The rumours about Elba taking over the 007 role started when when a leaked Sony email stated that the actor “should be the next Bond”.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Answers The James Bond Question: "It's Just A Rumour. I Have No Idea"
Odds have been slashed on the ‘Homeland’ star becoming the first red-headed 007.
‘Homeland’ star Damian Lewis has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, after a string of bets caused bookies to slash their odds on the actor. Current Bond Daniel Craig is widely believed to be stepping down as 007 later this year following the release of his fourth film in the franchise, Spectre.
Can you picture Damian Lewis as 007?
Bookie William Hill is now offering 6/4 odds on Lewis becoming the next Bond, having previously put him at 25/1. The move comes after a flurry of £200 bets were recently placed on the ‘Homeland’ actor.
Continue reading: Is Damian Lewis Set To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?
The actor and sometime musician posted a re-working of Skepta's recent single 'Shutdown' on SoundCloud on Monday, featuring a new verse.
Idris Elba’s burgeoning career as a musician continues with aplomb, after the star showcased his rapping skills on a remix of Skepta’s single ‘Shutdown’ on Twitter yesterday.
The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British rapper’s recent single to SoundCloud on Monday and tweeted it to his fans, who immediately jumped in with their approval. “Sometimes you just have to SHUT "dem" DOWN. @Skepta. Do your ting my yout,” he said in the post. In the guest verse he added, Elba makes reference to his roles as Nelson Mandela, Stringer Bell and detective John Luther.
The collaboration is the result of a direct request made to Skepta back in March when the original mix of ‘Shutdown’ appeared back in March, when Elba tweeted “put me on the remix!!!! Cus I SHUT DOWN prime TV on the regular”.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Shows Off Rap Skills On Remix Of Skepta's 'Shutdown'
Sometimes, the strangest things can happen when you least expect them. For a normal family living in London, this is exactly what happens. Jax (Nadine Marshall) and Mark (Idris Elba) have a loving relationship and a happy life with their son, but working such demanding jobs means that intimate moments are few and far between. When Jax discovers that she is pregnant, something is wrong, as she hasn't slept with her husband (or anyone else) for months, leading to a stunning confrontation. When Jax finally comes face-to-face with the idea of immaculate conception, the prospect dawns that she may, in fact, be carrying the second coming of Christ.
Continue: Second Coming Trailer
Idris Elba has broken the UK land speed record.
Idris Elba has broken the UK land speed record whilst filming for an upcoming television series. Driving his Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba's average speed was 180.361mph although he reached a top speed of 186mph.
Idris Elba has broken the UK land speed record.
Read More: Star Trek 3 Titled Star Trek Beyond, Details On Elba's Character.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Drives Bentley At 180mph, Breaks UK Land Speed Record
'The Wire' actor broke the 88 year old record for the British 'flying mile' while filming for a new TV series.
As if it wasn’t enough being one of the downright coolest actors and musicians on Earth, Idris Elba has given the world yet another reason to love him: he’s just broken the British land speed record!
The 42 year old actor broke the record for the fastest average speed over one mile, which had been held for 88 years by Sir Malcolm Campbell. Elba achieved an average speed of 180.361 miles per hour at Pendine Sands in South Wales, exceeding that of 174.8mph set by Campbell back in 1927.
Idris Elba: actor, musician, land speed record holder
Continue reading: Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record
Idris Elba has played down his chances of snatching the Bond role.
According to the bookmakers, Idris Elba is still the strong favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in two movies time, though the man himself has poured cold water on the idea.
Idris Elba says his chances of playing Bond are pretty much toast
Elba has previously made no secret of his desire to play the British agent though the Luther man suggests that the constant frenzied speculation has actually decreased his chances of landing the part.
Continue reading: Hey Internet, You Ruined Idris Elba's Chances Of Being Bond
The 'Luther' actor, speaking at a premiere in London, believes that the rumour now holds no credibility because people have talked it to death.
Most of us would be pretty happy if we were continually linked to playing James Bond, but Idris Elba has expressed frustration at the subject continually being brought up. He believes that, even if the chance at landing the coveted role existed, it has now been killed off by people talking about it so much.
Speaking at a question and answer session at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday, the star of 'The Wire' and 'Luther' told the audience: “honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”
Idris Elba is sick of talking about the James Bond rumours, OK?
Continue reading: Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig For James Bond Rumours
The veteran actor is reported to have said that Elba isn't “English English” enough.
Roger Moore has attempted to clarify the comments he made about the possibility of Idris Elba becoming the next James Bond, after he was accused of racism. In the interview conducted with Paris Match magazine, Moore reportedly said that Elba could not play Bond because he was not "English-English" enough.
Sir Roger made the comments to Paris Match magazine
“A few years ago, I said that [Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!” Moore stated in the interview. "Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be 'English-English'. Nevertheless, it's an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”
Continue reading: Roger Moore Denies Racism Over Idris Elba James Bond Comments
Idris Elba is in talks for his biggest role to date.
Idris Elba is in early negotiations to play the villain in Star Trek 3, which is to be directed by Justin Lin. The primary cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all confirmed to return though, according to Variety, Lin and producer J.J Abrams are keen to recruit Elba as the chief antagonist, according to Variety.
Idris Elba could play the primary villain in Justin Lin's Star Trek 3
Details of the role are being kept under wraps though early rumors have suggested that Klingons would be the main villains in the movie. Sources have yet to confirm whether this is the case while Paramout and Skydance have made no comment.
Continue reading: Idris Elba In Talks To Play Villain In 'Star Trek 3'
Idris Elba has replaced Jamie Foxx in 'The Trap'
Idris Elba is to replace Jamie Foxx in Hamony Korine's movie The Trap and will star in one of the most glittering casts of the year opposite Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino. Focus Features is currently in negotiations to acquire the U.S rights to the film.
Idris Elba will team up with Harmony Korine, Al Pacino and Benecio Del Toro for 'The Trap'
Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, The Trap stars Del Toro as an ex-con out for revenge against a rapper and former friend - played by Elba - who let him take the fall for a robbery they omitted together 14 years earlier. Franco will play Elba's drug-addled manager while Pacino plays Del Toro's parole officer. Pattinson will play a Miami surfer who helps Del Toro extract his revenge.
Continue reading: Idris Elba To Replace Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap'
While Sean Penn lends this thriller some political subtext, the fact remains that it's actually just another vacuous revenge fantasy from Taken director Pierre Morel. Clearly for Morel, the violence is the point, and any depth of meaning is irrelevant, which leaves the film superficially entertaining but a waste of the considerable talent on-screen.
Penn plays Jim, a charity worker in the wartorn 2006 Democratic Republic of Congo. His hot doctor girlfriend Annie (Jasmine Trinca) has no idea that Jim is secretly a black-ops sniper working with fellow mercenary commandos Cox, Felix and DuPont (Rylance, Bardem and Elba). Then their latest mission requires Jim to disappear. Eight years later in an all-new life, Jim discovers that someone is trying to kill him, so he travels to London to find Cox. When Jim's pursuers turn up, Cox sends him to talk to Felix, who now lives in Barcelona with Annie as his wife. With the mysterious killers still on his trail, Jim heads to Gibraltar to tie up the loose ends with DuPont, and finally discovers the truth about what's going on and who's behind it.
Yes, everything is leading to a brutal confrontation inventively set in a bull-fighting ring. But not much else here is either original or convincing. The whole African politics premise is little more than a plot device, while hopping from Congo to Britain to Spain does little more than change the background scenery. Otherwise, the script is so simplistic that it barely holds water, and each ambush, fight and chase sequence feels like something we've seen before. Especially since everything is both over-choreographed and gratuitously grisly. Still, Morel is great at creating a sense of tension that builds ominously from start to finish, adding some gritty urgency through corrupt politicians and self-serving businessmen. Unfortunately, the film continually sidelines these intriguing ideas for more mindlessly violent mayhem.
Continue reading: The Gunman Review
Idris Elba's movie is considered a serious Oscar contender for 2015.
Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga's African war drama that was acquired by Netflix for $12 million, may only be shown in 200 to 250 independent theaters after Regal, AMC and Cinemark committed to boycotting the picture. The movie, starring Idris Elba, tells the story of a child soldier torn from his family to fight in a civil war in an unnamed African country.
Idris Elba heads the cast in Netflix's Beasts of No Nation
The chains have their backs up because the movie will screen online simultaneously with the theatrical release when there's usually at least a 90-day break between the two.
Continue reading: Cinemas Boycott Netflix's $12 Million Purchase 'Beasts Of No Nation'
The BBC series will be back on screens for two special episodes later this year.
Idris Elba was all smiles yesterday (March 2nd), as he began filming scenes for two special episodes of his hit BBC detective series ‘Luther', which are set to air later this year. The 42 year old happily announced his return as the famous character on Monday, telling his 1.35 million Twitter followers ‘First day back to set of John Luther....stand by East London.’
Idris Elba on the set of 'Luther'
The actor was photographed on set in the capital filming scenes outside a terraced house, where he appeared to be scuffling with a man dressed in a suit, as well as another more casually dressed character.
Continue reading: 'Luther' Is Back! Idris Elba Begins Filming Special Episodes In East London [Pictures]
The couple turned heads at the rainy London premiere, but they only had eyes for each other.
Charlize Theron accompanied boyfriend Sean Penn to the UK premiere of his new movie The Gunman on Monday night, braving the London rain to walk the red carpet together. The couple, who have known each other for 18 years but only began dating last year, looked very much in love as they held hands and posed for photographs.
Sean Penn poses with Charlize Theron at The Gunman premiere
Wearing a dark suit, 54 year old Penn walked the red carpet at the film’s premiere accompanied by his stunning girlfriend who wore a black floor length dress, which featured a halter neck and side split.
Continue reading: Sean Penn And Girlfriend Charlize Theron Look Loved Up At 'The Gunman's' UK Premiere [Pictures]
Could Colin Salmon play James Bond?
Pierce Brosnan, whom previously played 007 four times between 1995 and 2002, says the next James Bond should be played by one of two black actors: Idris Elba or Colin Salmon. The Luther star remains the heavy favourite to replace Daniel Craig as Bond though Salmon, who previously played MI6 Deputy Chief of Staff Charles Robinson, has been backed in after getting Brosnan's blessing.
Idris Elba is the heavy favorite to play James Bond
"Yeah, he would actually," Brosnan said when asked if Elba would make a good Bond. "Colin Salmon also. May the best man get the job and may Daniel bring home the bacon for as long as he wants," he added, to the Radio Times.
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan: "Next Bond Should Be Idris Elba Or Colin Salmon"
The network has also just renewed ‘Empire’, ‘Gotham’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for second series
Fox has just placed an order for a ‘cast-contingent’ pilot of ‘Luther', a series based on the popular BBC drama starring Idris Elba. But the minds behind the potential series now have the unenviable task of finding someone to fill the shoes of British star Elba, who will be sticking around to executive produce the American project.
Idris Elba as 'Luther'
‘Luther’ follows the near-genius homicide detective John Luther, who posses a brilliant mind, which often isn't enough to save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Neil Cross, who wrote and executive produced the original BBC series, will also pen the US remake.
Continue reading: Fox Orders Pilot For US Remake Of 'Luther' And 'Frankenstein' Series
Idris Elba is likely to be named as the new James Bond after Daniel Craig.
After weeks of speculation that Idris Elba is the main target to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond, the man himself has finally broken his silence. Elba, a talented actor who would undoubtedly serve as an excellent 007, is, according to leaked Sony emails, the man who is most likely to take over from Craig in two movies' time.
Idris Elba is best known for playing DCI John Luther, but if Sony's chief has her way, he will take over from Daniel Craig as the next Bond
Back in November during a Reddit AMA session, Elba said he would "absolutely" take on the role of Bond if it were offered to him and the leak at Sony revealed that Amy Pascal wants the Luther man to step into 007's famous shoes. "Idris should be the next Bond", the influential studio head said.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Finally Responds To James Bond Speculation
There's one sticking point for Rush Limbaugh on Idris Elba.
Idris Elba is widely considered to be the favourite to play James Bond once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo - and Sony emails reveal that Amy Pascal is sweet on the idea - but not everyone thinks old Stringer Bell should be sipping martinis for a living. During his news programme this week, controversial commentator Rush Limbaugh offered his two cents on the matter. Ok lets cut to the chase: Limbaugh says Elba is black, so therefore cannot play Bond.
Idris Elba is probably best known for playing DCI John Luther
"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is," Limbaugh said.
Continue reading: Guess Why Rush Limbaugh Thinks Idris Elba Can't Play James Bond
Is Idris Elba the next James Bond?
In the latest leaked documents from Sony, it has been revealed that studio co-chairman Amy Pascal is, or was, pushing for British actor Idris Elba to become the next James Bond once Daniel Craig finishes his reign.
Idris Elba is best known for playing DCI Luther in the BBC series
Elba has long been touted as a potential successor to Craig and it appears Amy Pascal - a woman with considerable power in the casting process - thinks so too.
Continue reading: Sony Leak: Studio Eyes Idris Elba As Next James Bond
According to leaked e-mails as a result of the Sony hack, the British actor has been informally suggested as Daniel Craig's replacement as 007.
Anticipation is building for the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise when Spectre is released next year, but the series might be radically overhauled in the future as it’s been revealed that Idris Elba has been informally suggested as the next Bond.
According to the Daily Beast, interpreting information gained as a result of the recent Sony hack, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertaiment Amy Pascal said “Idris should be the next bond” in an e-mail back in January this year to Columbia’s former executive vice president of production Elizabeth Cantillon.
Could Idris Elba be the next person to portray 007 after Daniel Craig?
Continue reading: Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?
Idris Elba will race around the world for the Discovery channel.
Idris Elba, who recently announced he would be returning as Luther for a new mini-series, is seemingly branching out into the world of travel. The actor will race around the world on land, sea and in the air in a new series for Discovery designed to explain the mechanics of speed.
Idris Elba will race around the world for the Discovery channel
The four-episode series that has the working title The Idris Elba Project is set to air mid-2015 on Discovery and across international markets. The actor said the show would cover his training with top engineers and racing experts.
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Date of birth
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