Idris Elba is Currently in Talks to Star in New Thriller
Max Landis wrote Deeper and is in talks with Idris Elba to star in it. The story is about “a former astronaut who was hired to take a submersible to the deepest part of the ocean. Supernatural events transpire as the vehicle gets closer to its destination.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty horrifying.
What We Know So Far
Baltasar Kormakur, director of Everest, is on board to lead the production of Deeper, which should begin in the spring. A few big names were in talks to be in the film, including Bradley Cooper, Gal Gadot, and director Kornel Mundruczo. Cooper’s schedule didn’t work out. It’s unknown who will be replacing Gadot’s role.
Plot-wise, nothing else is known except what I described above. We don’t know what kind of supernatural events will be at play. There is so much we don’t know about the ocean. There are countless directions this could go, and I am really excited to find out.
Need More Idris Elba?
No fear! He’s got a ton of upcoming projects. He will appear in Hobbs & Shaw, Turn Up Charlie (a comedy series he co-created), the new series of Luther, and the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. (He’s going to play Macavity. Tom Hooper is directing. I’m so excited about this I could burst.)
You can also go back and see him as Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He appears in Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War.
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