"When you see Idris and Kate together in that picture, immediately you want to see them in a movie," said "Mountain Between Us" director Hany Abu-Assad.
Kate Winslet met husband Ned Rocknroll during a 2011 house fire at a home in the Caribbean owned by Richard Branson, Rocknroll’s uncle.
Footage from the set of 'The Mountain Between Us' shows actors Kate Winslet and Idris Elba braving the conditions at 10,000+ feet altitude
First trailer for 'Molly's Game,' feature film directorial debut of writer Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'The West Wing') starring Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba’s ‘100 Streets’ is one such film. Elba, famed for his role in ‘The Wire’, has appeared in a host of features like the ‘Thor’ franchise, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Pacific Rim’, and this year’s ‘Zootropolis’. Joining him in ‘100 Strets’ are Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, and Franz Drameh, yet the British flick could only muster £245 in its opening weekend, according to HuffPost.
The big question everyone’s asking is who the next James Bond will be, with ‘Skyfall’ and ‘SPECTRE’ director Sam Mendes declaring the next 007 will be decided by one person alone. Rather than a committee or the public deciding which actor will play Bond, Mendes declared it’s “not a democracy,” saying the choice will be a wildcard that’ll shock everyone. Speaking at Hay Festival, the Oscar-winning director said the choice of the next iconic spy will be down to producer Barbara Broccoli, and her alone.
Yahoo gets onboard for an inside look at the upcoming blockbuster "Star Trek Beyond" with stars Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and more.
Disney’s new version of The Jungle Book (out April 15) will feature a groundbreaking mix of live action and CG animation to update Rudyard Kipling’s turn-of-the-century story about the fantastical jungle adventures of a young boy named Mowgli. To bring all those fearsome beasts to life, director Jon Favreau is also relying on an A-list voice cast, including Idris Elba, Scarlett Johannson, and Christopher Walken. The studio just released a collection of photos that shows the stars posing with their CG characters. Click through to see who answered the call of the wild. (Photos: Disney)
‘Star Trek Beyond’ may be a matter of months away from its cinema release, but that hasn’t stopped director Justin Lin from doing a number of re-shoots as well as adding a completely new character to the mix. Furthermore, Deadline say that a new and extremely late addition to the cast has been made, in the form of Oscar-nominated actor Shohreh Aghdashloo. It’s also unclear what impact her character will have on the film’s plot, but it’s probably safe to say her addition, so near to release, won’t significantly reshape or alter the dynamic of the entire movie.
The British public want Tom Hardy to be the next James Bond, according to a Yahoo Movies poll. The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star was the number one choice for our readers, winning a massive 26% of the 1,292 votes cast.
After a huge amount of speculation over who’ll take the reigns as James Bond after Daniel Craig, it appears Tom Hiddleston is up for the challenge. Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times after his lauded role in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’, the Brit had a lot to say regarding the future of the James Bond franchise and any involvement he’d have. “Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie,” he recalled.
Idris Elba has made a career of playing authority figures, straddling both sides of the law in roles as cops (Luther), drug kingpins (The Wire), and warlords (Beasts of No Nation). It made him a natural choice to voice Chief Bogo, the large and stern water buffalo who is the head of police in Disney’s Zootopia (out on Friday). “The character’s just a very uptight dude,” Elba told Yahoo Movies last week, noting that the character’s secret fondness for pop music added to the challenge.
Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be the 007th official Bond…
The first glimpse of the new live-action-meets-CGI take on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ landed during the Super Bowl ads last night. The only movie to showcase a full-length trailer (and thus costing Disney an absolute fortune, with 30 seconds costing in the region of $5 million), it showed a slightly lighter side to the forthcoming movie, the first snippet painting a much darker picture. 'Iron Man’s Jon Favreau is behind the camera for the all-star re-telling of the tale, with Ben Kingsley as the panther Bagheera, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Scarlett Johansson as the serpent Kaa and Christopher Walken as King Louie.
Being an “overnight success” in Hollywood actually takes years of dedication. Actors work hard starting right at the bottom doing modelling, theatre work, and even music videos before they get their big breaks. Here’s some of the early jobs of Hollywood’s biggest stars that we’re sure they’d rather forget.
Having already been introduced to a majority of the supporting cast, including Idris Elba’s Chief Bogo and JK Simmons as Mayor Lionheart, it was Flash the sloth that caught our eye, and it seems for very good reason. - Zootropolis Cast Revealed - Alien 5 Will Feature Newt The new clip centres around Nick (Jason Bateman) and Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) visiting Flash at work, which results in a rather amusing exchange. After its initial teaser there was plenty of reason to get our hopes up for this one, but this extended clip should get Disney fans even more enthused because it’s got that quirky, comedic tone synonymous with Pixar.
A forthcoming action movie starring Idris Elba will likely be delayed from release, following the terrorist attacks in Paris. ‘Bastille Day’ was due for release next February in the UK, but the movie, which features Elba as a CIA operative hunting terrorists in Paris, may now be postponed. It also stars 'Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, and is directed by James Watkins, of 'The Woman In Black’ fame. Bac Films, which has produced the movie, directed by Nicola Saada, says it has discussed the release in light of what happened in Paris, and will proceed. “As we’re mourning the deaths of so many people who died because of terrorist attacks, we initially thought it would be best to delay it, but then when we thought harder, we realized that postponing the film would result in capitulating before terrorists, losing the battle,” said Bac Films boss Mathieu Robinet.
The full cast for Disney’s ‘Zootropolis’ (that’s ‘Zootopia’ to anyone outside of the UK) has been announced, and it includes Idris Elba and J.K. Simmons.
‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the third movie in the reboot series, wrapped production this week in Dubai. It won’t hit theaters until July 22, 2016, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate all the snaps from the set. Click through to see the images the cast and crew of the good ship Enterprise shared along the way.
Trying their hand at original feature films, Netflix recently acquired “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga’s latest project, “Beasts of No Nation” for a whopping $12 million. A far cry from binge-watching “Law & Order” in your pajamas, Netflix’s acquisition is an often brutal story of a child soldier in Africa, announcing Netflix’s bid for awards-level legitimacy. The film itself is masterfully crafted by Fukunaga (which comes as no surprise to his fans) and features two standout performances: young Abraham Attah in the lead role, and Idris Elba as the charismatic, evil rebel leader.
Not to be lost in all the hoopla about misguided comments regarding the potential of Idris Elba playing James Bond is the fact that the 42-year-old actor isn’t exactly struggling for good parts these days — and, in fact, his latest role is a whopper. Elba plays a merciless African war general who forces child soldiers into battle in the upcoming Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation, and you can get a first full look at the film in the trailer above. The movie — which will play in theaters and on Netflix on the same day — is directed by Cary Fukunaga, who’s fiery-hot from the success of the first season of True Detective.
You’d forgive Idris Elba for being a wee bit tired of the constant James Bond talk, but it seems he’s still able to see the funny side. Yesterday, current Bond writer for the Ian Fleming estate Anthony Horowitz said that he was sorry for comments he made, where he described Elba as being ‘too street’ for the role. - Bond writer says sorry for ‘too street’ comments - Daniel Craig: James Bond Is Sexist - Could Tom Hardy be the new Bond? In an Instagram post, Elba addressed Horowitz’s clearly uncomfortable situation, saying: “Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!” Horowitz, who was speaking in the Daily Mail around the release of his new Bond book 'Trigger Mortis’, said: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better.
Anthony Horowitz, the current writer of the James Bond novels, has said he’s sorry for comments he made about Idris Elba being – or more accurately, not being – the next 007. - Daniel Craig: James Bond Is Sexist He’s now backtracked on the remarks. In a statement, he said: “I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence. “I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond.