Idris Elba Joins Indie Film ‘Ghetto Cowboy’; Reportedly In Official Running For James Bond

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Idris Elba will definitely play an estranged father in North Philly, and is now seriously being considered to take over as Agent 007 in the James Bond franchise, according to new reports.

First, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Elba will star in and produce the indie film Ghetto Cowboy. The film follows 15-year-old Cole, who is forced to live with his estranged father, Harp (Elba), in north Philadelphia where, despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding.

The movie is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Greg Neri. Dan Walser and Ricky Staub wrote the screenplay, with Staub set to make his directorial debut on the project.

Elba will produce under his Green Door Pictures banner, along with Jeff Waxman, Jen Madeloff, Sam Mercer, Tegan Jones and Dan Walser.

As for Bond, James Bond… rumors of Elba replacing Daniel Craig creeps back into the rumor mill this week after word that franchise producer Barbara Broccoli said that Elba is indeed under consideration.

According to the UK’s Daily Star, the news comes from Equalizer 2 director Antoine Fuqua, who has nothing to do with the Bond franchise, but said he recently had a conversation with Broccoli. Apparently, she indicated that it’s time for the spy to be played by an actor of color, and Elba, 45, is at the top of her list.

Broccoli or MGM has yet to confirm or deny this report.

Fuqua went on to ponder the thought of Elba’s physical ability to tackle the role.

“Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that,” he said.

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Splendid news, Luther fans — Season 5 is officially on its way.

On Monday night, Idris Elba shared a brief teaser for the show’s new season on his Twitter.

Well, that’s certainly a nice surprise.

Still, so we don’t exactly have much to go on so far.

Aside from a bloodied Elba walking up to stare at the camera and the words “This will hurt”, details are currently pretty thin. We don’t even have a date yet: just that equally exciting/frustrating phrase, “coming soon”.

Better than nothing though, eh?

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If Idris Elba isn’t musing about the awkward Taylor Swift and Kanye West beef at the 2016 Met Gala, he’s probably got his eyes on a nice pair of feet – and thanks to his co-star, Kate Winslet, the whole world knows about his little toe-loving secret.

While making an appearance on The Graham Norton ShowThe Mountain Between Us co-stars revealed they had to strip down to their skivvies for one of the movie’s more intimate scenes. Winslet was essentially nude, save for her socks per Elba’s request.

The Titanic actress explained how it all unfolded while filming with the 45-year-old and director Hany Abu-Assad.

‘I had to get quite bossy,’ she confessed. ‘I’ve done quite a lot of these scenes before and poor Hany (Abu-Assad) was really quite nervous and had an extensive shot list and I thought, “We are never going to get this done.”

‘Idris was a bit nervous too and everything was moving a bit slowly so I just said, “Okay boys, this is what we are going to do…” and we just got on with it.’

But what does this have to do with Idris’ unconventional foot fetish? Well…

‘We got naked but Idris asked me to keep my socks on. I thought he didn’t like feet, but it is the opposite. Idris loves feet!’ Kate revealed.

Elba confirmed his foot fetish, stating: ‘I’ve just got a bit of a thing.’

Check out Winslet and Elba’s full interview when their episode on The Graham Norton show airs Friday on BBC One.

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Idris Elba: Falling in love is special

OHMYGOSSIP — Idris Elba says falling in love with his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre was “pretty special”.
The 45-year-old actor began dating the former Miss Vancouver winner whilst filming his upcoming romance movie ‘The Mountain Between Us’ in Canada, and has said that meeting her meant life imitated art in the most beautiful way.
He said: “Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special.”
Sabrina, 29, made her red carpet debut with Idris at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, and Idris admits it was “nice” to be able to go public with their romance.
He added to People’s ‘The Jess Cagle Interview’: “It definitely got noticed because I try to keep my personal life different. I think it’s an interesting space, especially for her. She’d never done a red carpet before and I tend not to do that. It was nice actually.”
The ‘Star Trek Beyond’ actor – who has 15-year-old daughter Isan with his ex-wife Kim Norgaard, as well as three-year-old son Winston with his former partner Naiyana Garth – is believed to have been dating Sabrina for at least seven months, and it was recently revealed he is “proud” to show her to the world.
A source said: “It’s believed Idris and Sabrina have been dating for around seven months. They’re having a great time getting to know each other and Idris feels strongly enough about Sabrina for them to be talked about in public.
“Having her on his arm on a red carpet shows how serious he is about her as he doesn’t do these things lightly.
“He usually likes to keep that side of his life private but he’s proud to show Sabrina off on his arm. It’s been a different story for Sabrina, who has uploaded several pictures of Idris to her Snapchat account.”

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Don’t have a Valentine, yet? Idris Elba can help with that. 

The suave British actor is offering to sweep someone off of their feet with a night of wining and dining. One lucky person will be flown to Elba’s location and put up in a four-star hotel. “Just you and me. No one else around. Just us,” he promises in a video for Omaze, a site that offers “extraordinary experiences.”

“We’ll get things started out with cocktails. Or perhaps champagne. And once we’re feeling comfortable, we can order whatever your heart desires,” he says. “And for dessert, you can have whatever you want. And I mean whatever you want.” 

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He’s partnered with the non-profit W.E. Can Lead to raise funds for young girls across the African continent to receive education opportunities, leadership development and mentoring. Each donation will go directly to W.E. Can Lead’s mission, but only one contributor (plus a friend, if you want to share) will be selected for the date.   

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