Cats (2019)

Cats (2019)

Director: Tom Hooper Writer(s): T.S. Eliot (poet), Lee Hall (screenplay), Tom Hooper (screenplay), Andrew Lloyd Webber Starring: Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ray Winstone, Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Laurent...
The Harder They Fall (2020)

The Harder They Fall (2020)

Director: Jeymes Samuel Writer(s): Jeymes Samuel Starring: Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba Synopsis: The film follows outlaw Nat Love (Majors), who discovers that the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison and decides to reunite...
The Harder They Fall (2020)

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2020)

Director: George Miller Writer(s): George Miller (screenplay) Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton Synopsis: Unknown Release Date: 2020 (UK) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance | MPAA Rating: Unknown Note: Original announcement....
The Harder They Fall (2020)

Concrete Cowboys (2020)

Director: Ricky Staub Writer(s): Ricky Staub, Dan Walser Starring: Idris Elba, Jharrel Jerome, Caleb McLaughlin, Lorraine Toussaint, Swen Temmel, Byron Bowers, Kristoffe Brodeur, Charles W Harris III, Jibril Goodman, Rick Kelvin Branch, Dominic King, Terez Land,...
The Suicide Squad (2021)

The Suicide Squad (2021)

Director: James Gunn Writer(s): James Gunn, Zak Penn (treatment), Adam Cozad (script), John Ostrander (comic book), Anthony Tambakis (screenplay) Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Storm Reid, John Cena, David Dastmalchian,...
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Director: David Leitch Writer(s): Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters) Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Eiza González, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Eddie Marsan, Cliff Curtis, Teresa Mahoney, Stephanie Vogt, Joe Anoa’i, David Mumeni,...
How Idris Elba Became the Coolest Man in Hollywood

How Idris Elba Became the Coolest Man in Hollywood

By K. Austin Collin | Photography by Collier Schorr | Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc | Vanity Fair From prestige TV to tentpole franchises to the Coachella DJ tent, the British actor is a poster boy for 21st-century fame: multidisciplinary, omnipresent, engaging. So what...
Idris Elba Takes a Lie Detector Test

Idris Elba Takes a Lie Detector Test

Idris Elba takes a lie detector test. Is he the sexiest man alive? Did he grow up in Hackney? How does he get into his American accent? Is he a strict dad? Does he have a foot fetish? Find out all that and more in this video....
The Suicide Squad (2021)

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (2019)

Director: Idris Elba, Tom Hollendar Writer(s): Andrew Davies, Victor Hugo (novel) Starring: Idris Elba Synopsis: A deformed hunchback falls in love with a gypsy and seeks refuge inside the bell tower of Paris’ famous Notre Dame cathedral to hide from the...
All is Love (2018)

All is Love (2018)

Director: Mollie Mills Lensed by: Ana Sting Starring: Idris Elba Synopsis: To celebrate the launch of StellaMcCartneyCares.org, Idris Elba features in our new Breast Cancer Awareness campaign film “All is Love”. A cast of women reveal their mastectomy scars in...
Idris Elba Makes Directorial Debut with Yardie

Idris Elba Makes Directorial Debut with Yardie

by Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline Hollywood To make his directorial debut on an adaptation of Yardie, the 1992 Victor Headley novel about the collision of Jamaican culture in London, Idris Elba put into it many of the pieces of his life and career. The career spans his...
Yardie (2018)

Yardie (2018)

Director: Idris Elba Writer(s): Victor Headley (novel), Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman Starring: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Rayon McLean, Mark Rhino Smith, Sheldon Shepherd, Christopher Daly, Reshawna Douglas, Alexandra Vaz, Chris-Ann Fletcher,...
Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly’s Game (2017)

Director: Aaron Sorkin Writer(s): Aaron Sorkin, Molly Bloom Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, J.C. MacKenzie, Brian d’Arcy James, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Justin Kirk, Angela Gots, Natalie Krill,...
Luther Movie Still Planned

Luther Movie Still Planned

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act When asked about the future of his hit BBC series Luther 2 years ago, at what was supposed to be its end, star of the popular crime drama Idris Elba said the following during a press conference: “I’m far from done....
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Director: Taika Waititi Writer(s): Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Clancy...
The Mountain Between Us (2017)

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Writer(s): J. Mills Goodloe, Chris Weitz Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Lucia Walters, Waleed Zuaiter, Lee Majdoub, Marci T. House, Natasha Burnett, Adam Lolacher, Andres Joseph, Tintswalo Khumbuza, Lucia...
Interview: Idris Elba on ‘The Dark Tower’…

Interview: Idris Elba on ‘The Dark Tower’…

…and what he’s calling an incredible time in cinema by Trey Mangum| Shadow and Act After a series of delays, the film adaption of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, hits theaters this weekend. Elba stars as...
The Dark Tower (2017)

The Dark Tower (2017)

 Director: Nikolaj Arcel Writer(s): Stephen King, Akiva Goldsman, Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael...
100 Streets (2016)

100 Streets (2016)

Director: Jim O’Hanlon Writer(s): Leon Butler Starring: Gemma Arterton, Idris Elba, Tom Cullen, Kierston Wareing, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Ryan Gage, Franz Drameh, Ashley Thomas, Jordan A. Nash, Mark Aiken, Mark Frost, Emily Wyatt, Lorraine Stanley, Cali...
Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Taraji P. Henson’s memoir, “Around the Way Girl,” hits bookstores (on- and offline) today, October 11, 2016. I have a copy of the book, which includes a chapter titled “On Being a Black Woman in Hollywood,” and which I read first, for...
Let’s Talk About Movie Franchises Built Around Black Characters

Let’s Talk About Movie Franchises Built Around Black Characters

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson In light of very recent news that a 3rd “Bad Boys” movie – which has long been rumored to be in the works – is now definitely moving forward at Sony Pictures under the official title “Bad Boys for Life,” I thought I’d open up a...
Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Director: Justin Lin Writer(s): Simon Pegg, Doug Jung Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson, Deep Roy, Melissa Roxburgh, Anita Brown, Doug Jung, Danny...
The Buff Awards – 2016

The Buff Awards – 2016

The British Urban Film Festival Awards brings together over 350 major players from film, TV, theatre, business and entertainment to celebrate the best in urban independent film Sunday 18 September, Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London. 4.00pm – 1.00am See full...
Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory (2016)

Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Writer(s): Andrew Stanton, Andrew Stanton Starring: Idris Elba, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton, Dominic West Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about...
Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tessa Thompson Will Bring Valkyrie to Life on the Big Screen

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” has beefed up its cast with an impressive group of actors including Cate Blanchett (playing the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela), Jeff Goldblum (as the eccentric Grandmaster), Karl Urban as...
Dance Off (2016)

Dance Off (2016)

Director: Jason Koenig, Ryan Lewis Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Idris Elba, Reid Friedl, Macklemore, Nasiv Sall Synopsis: Official music video for “Dance Off” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Idris Elba. Release Date: May 17, 2016 (USA) | Length: 3...
Elba to Star in Molly’s Game

Elba to Star in Molly’s Game

by Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Idris Elba will star alongside Jessica Chastain in Molly’s Game, written and to be directed by Aaron Sorkin in his helming debut. This is the adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir that Sorkin signed on to write when Steve Jobs...
The Take (2016)

The Take (2016)

Director: James Watkins, Jill Gagé Writer(s): Andrew Baldwin Starring: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly, José Garcia, Thierry Godard, Vincent Londez, Arieh Worthalter, Mohamed Makhtoumi, Théo Costa-Marini, Jérôme Gaspard, Ismaël Sy Savané,...
The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

Director: Jon Favreau Writer(s): Justin Marks, Rudyard Kipling Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling, Brighton Rose, Emjay Anthony, Max Favreau, Chloe...
Comic Relief: Luther (2016)

Comic Relief: Luther (2016)

Director: Destiny Ekaragha Writer(s): Kim Fuller Starring: Idris Elba, Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, Ian Wright, David Haye, Denise Lewis, Louis Smith, Cecilia Noble, Ruth Wilson, Usain Bolt Synopsis: Luther gets more than he bargained for when he brings the murdered...
Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia (2016)

Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore Writer(s): Jared Bush, Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira, Raymond S. Persi, Della...
Idris Elba to Play Roland Deschain in ‘The Dark Tower’

Idris Elba to Play Roland Deschain in ‘The Dark Tower’

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. #DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016 A much-welcomed unexpected turn of events, as author...
Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Dave McNary | Variety “Spotlight” took home top honors at the 2016 Spirit Awards, winning best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble. Earlier in the afternoon, Brie Larson took home the prize for best lead female for her performance...
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Writer(s): Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay), Uzodinma Iweala (based on the novel by) Starring: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote, Vera Nyarkoah Antwi, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Francis Weddey, Fred...
Before Luther, There Was Malcolm Gray:

Before Luther, There Was Malcolm Gray:

Revisiting Thomas Ikimi’s Underseen ‘Legacy’ Starring Idris Elba By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act As I said I would a month ago, when it was announced that writer/director Thomas Ikimi had reunited with Idris Elba for a Fox hour-long drama series...
Idris Elba to Exec Produce The Crusaders

Idris Elba to Exec Produce The Crusaders

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Fox is developing drama series “The Crusaders” with Idris Elba attached to exec produce, Variety has learned. Thomas Ikimi will pen the project, in addition to also serving as an exec producer with the “Luther” star. The script order...
How Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation Could Change the Movie Business

How Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation Could Change the Movie Business

Ramin Setoodeh | Variety Idris Elba nearly plunged to his death filming Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” The indie drama, about an African tyrant known as “the commandant” who recruits an innocent boy into his army of youth soldiers, took Elba into the depths of...
10 Underrated TV Series Streaming on Netflix

10 Underrated TV Series Streaming on Netflix

By Scout Tafoya | ScreenRant The internet has changed the way we watch TV. Netflix has given us the gift of television without the burden of advertisements. Hundreds of programs are available day and night to keep us binging until the end of time. It’s also given us a...
Idris Elba Breaks Record

Idris Elba Breaks Record

Record breaker! Idris Elba becomes the first ever solo male cover star for Maxim magazine By Ross McDonagh| Dailymail.com Most men would be ecstatic to break a world record in a lifetime. Idris Elba just broke his second in less than three months. The 42-year-old has...
Netflix to Release Beasts of No Nation in October

Netflix to Release Beasts of No Nation in October

by Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline Hollywood Netflix has firmed plans to release its first batch of theatrical-quality films. The streaming service’s feature film initiative begins with the October 16 release of Beasts Of No Nation, the drama about a child soldier torn...
Second Coming (2014)

Second Coming (2014)

Director: Debbie Tucker Green Writer(s): Debbie Tucker Green Starring: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis, Sharlene Whyte, Seroca Davis, Llewella Gideon, Larrington Walker, Nicola Walker, Janelle Frimpong, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Nick Figgis, David...
Fishburne in Talks to Direct The Alchemist

Fishburne in Talks to Direct The Alchemist

Ali Jaafar | Deadline Hollywood The Weinstein Company is in talks with Laurence Fishburne and Idris Elba to direct and star, respectively, in their long-gestating adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s bestselling novel The Alchemist. No deals have closed yet, but this is a...
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Direc­tor: Joss Whedon Writer: Joss Whedon (written by), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book) Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron...
Idris Elba in Early Talks to Play the Villain in Star Trek 3

Idris Elba in Early Talks to Play the Villain in Star Trek 3

Rob Keyes | ScreenRant.com In just a matter of weeks, the cast and crew of the quasi-rebooted Star Trek movie universe reassemble to boldly go on an entirely new adventure as production begins on Star Trek 3. At least, that’s the plan according to (ex)writer and...
The Gunman (2015)

The Gunman (2015)

Director: Pierre Morel Writer(s): Don MacPherson, Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Pete Travis (screenplay) Starring: Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, Peter Franzén, Billy Billingham, Daniel Adegboyega, Ade Oyefeso,...
Luther Filming Resumes

Luther Filming Resumes

By Kate Thomas for MailOnline The hit BBC detective series is back for a two-part special later this year. And fans won’t have to wait too long since Idris Elba was spotted on set in London alongside his co-star Laura Haddock on Thursday, shooting scenes for...
It’s Time For a Black James Bond

It’s Time For a Black James Bond

After watching QUANTUM OF SOLACE, I came to the realization that no matter who’s writing or directing a James Bond movie, the natural tendency is to revert back to the more traditional Bonds. The over the top villains, the womanizing, the exaggerated stunts;...
No Good Deed (2014)

No Good Deed (2014)

Director: Sam Miller Writer(s): Aimee Lagos Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons, Mirage Moonschein, Kenny Alfonso, Dan Caudill, Tatom Pender, Kelly O’Neal, Mark Rhino Smith, Bobbie Elzey, Leon Lamar, Frank Brennan,...
Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer(s): Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Brad William Henke, Larry Joe...
Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)

Director: Ridley Scott Writer(s): Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Kate Dickie, Branwell Donaghey, Vladimir...
Legacy: Black Ops (2010)

Legacy: Black Ops (2010)

Director: Thomas Ikimi Writer(s): Thomas Ikimi Starring: Idris Elba, William Hope, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Richard Brake, Clarke Peters, Julian Wadham, Gerald Kyd, Mem Ferda, Niall Greig Fulton, John Kazek, Annette Badland, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker, Joe Holt,...
Obsessed (2009)

Obsessed (2009)

Director: Steve Shill Writer(s): David Loughery Starring: Idris Elba, Beyoncé, Ali Larter, Jerry O’Connell, Bonnie Perlman, Christine Lahti, Nathan Myers, Nicolas Myers, Matthew Humphreys, Scout Taylor-Compton, Richard Ruccolo, Bryan Ross, Nelson Mashita, Bruce...
RocknRolla (2008)

RocknRolla (2008)

Director: Guy Ritchie Writer(s): Guy Ritchie Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Karel Roden, Toby Kebbell, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Jimi Mistry, Matt King, Geoff Bell, Dragan Micanovic, Michael Ryan, Nonso...
This Christmas (2007)

This Christmas (2007)

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II Writer(s): Preston A. Whitmore II Starring: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Lupe Ontiveros, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer, Regina King, David...
American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

Director: Ridley Scott Writer(s): Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article) Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Yul Vazquez, Malcolm Goodwin, Ruby Dee, Ruben...
28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Writer(s): Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Idris Elba, Imogen Poots, Mackintosh Muggleton, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Garfield Morgan,...
Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

Director: Tyler Perry Writer(s): Tyler Perry Starring: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gos­sett Jr., Tasha Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, Gary Anthony Stur­gis, Cassi Davis, Sierra Aylina McClain, China Anne McClain, Lau­ryn Alisa...
The Gospel (2005)

The Gospel (2005)

Director: Rob Hardy Writer(s): Rob Hardy Starring: Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Nona Gaye, Clifton Powell, Aloma Wright, Donnie McClurkin, Omar Gooding, Tamyra Gray, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Michael J. Pagan, Sean Nelson, Hezekiah Walker, Dwayne Boyd, Tony Vaughn, Justin...
Sometimes in April (2005)

Sometimes in April (2005)

Director: Raoul Peck Writer(s): Raoul Peck Starring: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero, Fraser James, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Cleophas Kabasita, Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Peninah Abatoni, Ashani Alles, Hope Azeda, Théogène Barasa, Dan Barlow,...

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