Elba heads for the Pacific Rim
Idris Elba has apparently closed a deal to star in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim.
The Luther star is tipped to play the lead role of Sensi - apparently originally developed for Tom Cruise - in the sci-fi action film, reported Deadline.
Son Of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam also appears in the film.
Idris - who became an household name after starring in crime series The Wire - had sparked speculation about his forthcoming film parts, tweeting: "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today... Meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part.
"I wish I could tell you more but... in due time... any way... On the plane to the destination of my fate... ok... a lil dramatic... destination of my life... ?" he added.
It had been thought that he was up for a part in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
The British actor, who previously starred in Thor, is currently filming Ridley Scott's Prometheus with Noomi Rapace.