Idris Elba

Variety reports that Idris Elba will join Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace in the independently produced thriller, Alive Alone, for Thunder Road Pictures and Protagonist Pictures.

The film, which is set to shoot next month in new York City, will be the directorial debut of screenwriter Khurram Longi, whose screenplay for the film made both the Black List in the U.S. and the Brit List in the U.K.

In the film Elba will play “Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss. When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in each other.