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Idris Elba Making Moves As A Producer For His Next Film "Swift" Co-starring Charlize Theron

by Cynthia Reid
October 19, 2011 4:02 AM
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Seems Idris Elba is making some serious moves with his new producer's hat. While promoting Demons Never Die, a horror film directed by Arjun Rose which he produced that's being released in UK cinemas on October 28th, the always-busy actor apparently offered a role to former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos in his new upcoming drama Swift.

We told you about Swift, which re-teams Rose and Elba, back in April. The film is described as “a coming of age story set in East London during the run up to the London Olympics” and will feature Elba as a disgraced sports agent.

The synopsis for the film reads:

After witnessing the murder of his father as a child in a drug related shooting, Corey Johnson or “Swift” as he is known on the streets of East London, is destined for a life of crime…. That is until a chance meeting with Max (Idris Elba) a troubled, washed-up sports agent shows him that there is another path… Recognizing Swift’s uncanny ability to run, Max has high hopes of training him to compete at the London Olympics, but Swift’s world won’t let him go without a fight.

Reportedly, Charlize Theron will play an American sportswoman who will go head to head with Tulisa in the film. Tulisa currently co-stars in Demons Never Die as well. Stay tuned for more info on the project. Elba also acts as producer for the webseries Milk & Honey.

Below is a clip of Elba speaking at the premiere of Demons Never Die.

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  • Kia | October 20, 2011 3:24 AMReply

    Now that's how an actor should conduct themselves in an interview... "Next question" backed up with a brush off killer smile. :) Love that Idris is supporting smaller projects by stepping back as producer and letting the filmmaker get some shine.

  • urbanauteur | October 19, 2011 6:05 AMReply

    Since he's venturing off into producing, he might want to consider starring in more 'gritty'vehicles for himself, i mean something with balls, fire,brimstone and fuckin Teeth!, and if he read's S&A like acotr-Anthony Mackie, then maybe he could break off a No-Holds-Barred-Version of the film> The World,the Flesh and the Devil- like one of the S&A bloggers sugested awhile back, only i'll add a ballsy director- Lars Von Trier,perhaps?.

  • James Goldman | October 19, 2011 4:51 AMReply

    Tulisa Contostavlos is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. She's amazing. That woman is incredible. I hope she does more mainstream movies from now on and begins her ascension to the A-list.

  • Zeus | October 19, 2011 4:09 AMReply

    Good stuff!

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