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Saturday 24 March 2018

Elba heads for the Pacific Rim

Idris Elba is currently filming Ridley Scott's Prometheus
Idris Elba is currently filming Ridley Scott's Prometheus

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.

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