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.