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Idris Elba Is Producing & Starring in British Indie Drama, 'A Hundred Streets' (Pics)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 1, 2014 at 10:57AM

"Crash" and "Amores Perros" are listed as inspirations for the film, which is said to be based on real events.
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Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set
Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set

Idris Elba continues to build upon his behind-the-camera resume, as a producer (and director as well). The multi-hyphenate will not only produce, but also star in a new UK indie feature that was once titled "One Square Mile," when we first profiled it on S&A a year ago, and is now called "A Hundred Streets," which is currently shooting, under the direction of Jim O’Hanlon, from a script penned by Leon F. Butler.

Elba is joined by Gemma Arterton in the upcoming drama, in which the pair play a former rugby player (Elba) and his estranged wife (Arterton) in what is a multi-story project about 4 people with four extraordinary stories, who live within one square mile of each other (hence the previous title of the film).

The filmmakers describe the project as a gritty, contemporary and poignant multilayered drama, all set within one area of South West London, which follows a series of misplaced characters from a wide range of backgrounds as their lives cross paths. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts. However the underlying message of the film is one of hope and that by working as a community, things can only get better. 

"Crash" and "Amores Perros" are listed as inspirations for the film, which is said to be based on real events.

The film is a Silverstream and One Square Mile presentation in association with uMedia Entertainment. 

Expect a 2015 delivery.

The photos are courtesy of Daily Mail UK.

Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set
Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set


Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set
Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set


Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set
Gemma Arterton with Idris Elba on the "Hundred Streets" set


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