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    Weinstein Company Takes Biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Starring Idris Elba: Oscar Fodder?

    The Weinstein Company has acquired all North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The film stars Idris Elba ("Prometheus," "The Wire") in the title role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid revoluti...

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    TWC Acquires Idris Elba Starring Biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"

    North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to Justin Chadwick's ("The Other Boleyn Girl") upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" have been acquired by The Weinstein Company, the company announced today with producer Anant Singh...

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    Idris Elba To Make Directorial Debut With 'The Pavement Psychologist' Starring Anna Friel For Brit TV

    Over in the U.K., Sky Arts HD last year ran a fascinating new strand of programming called “Playhouse Presents” which did fantastically well for the channel and attracted some highly impressive talent. The series of 11 self-contained plays began airing on the channel in April and featured a diverse ...

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    It Looks Like Alice Will Be Returning For 'Luther' Season 3 After All...

    The above photo was posted to Twitter this morning by the Luther Twitter account, with the accompanying words:

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    2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #6 - 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #6 - 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

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    Tarantino Says He Didn't Cast Idris Elba In 'Django' Because He's British... And It's An American Story

    I know, we said no more Django Unchained posts, BUT, this isn't so much a Django Unchained item (no critique nor praise of the film here), as much as it is a nod to several conversations/debates that you folks have had in various comment sections of this blog, relating to the casting of bla...

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    S&A Top 10 Posts Of 2012 - #4: Anything & Everything 'Luther'

    Once again, recapping what I said about this series a few days ago when I started it...

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    Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers

    The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has landed. The film is an homage to Japanese giant monster films (called "Kaiju"), and features Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day as humans caught up in a robo-monster war. It looks like Godzilla vs. Transformers, styl...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Mash 'Pacific Rim'

    There's a lot of big hitters arriving in theaters next summer; "Iron Man 3," "Man Of Steel," "The Lone Ranger," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolverine," "Elysium." But if you'd asked us this morning what our most anticipated film of the warm months of 2013 was going to be, we...

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    Idris Elba Will Be Romanced By Sienna Guillory In Season 3 Of 'Luther' + Returning Cast + Guest Stars

    Some may prefer that Luther be romanced by Alice (played wonderfully by actress Ruth Wilson) - those who've grown to love Alice and her deliciously maniacal ways, almost as Idris' Moriarity, we could say; alas, it won't be that kind of likely dysfunctional relationship.

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