*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.