Idris Elba attends the Weinstein Company's 2014 Golden Globe Awards after party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Idris Elba attends the Weinstein Company’s 2014 Golden Globe Awards after party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

*Idris Elba has lined up his next film project.

The star of BBC’s “Luther” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has joined Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and Sam Worthington in the thriller “Alive Alone.”

Elba stars as an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace plays a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington). When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in one another.

The New York-set drama is from Thunder Road and marks the feature helming debut of Khurram Longi. He’ll direct from his own script.

Production is scheduled to begin in March.