BBC America announced on Monday that Golden Globe winner Idris Elba will suit back up as Luther, for a four-part Season 5 penned by series creator Neil Cross. Filming will commence in early 2018. “Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot,” Cross shared in a statement. “What happened to [DCI] John […]
It’s the moment Stephen King fans have been waiting for – his fantasy epic ‘The Dark Tower’ has finally been brought to life. After some teasers from its stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey on Twitter yesterday, and some pretty cool motion posters released online, we’ve got our first proper look at the forthcoming movie. Elba plays the ‘gunslinger’ Roland Deschain, the last of his kind who roam the post-apocalyptic Mid-World, which exists in parallel to Earth, in search of the ‘dark tower’, the nexus of all universes.
With ‘Casino Royale’ about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we look back the crazy anti-Craig fan reaction that greeted the announcement he would take over from Pierce Brosnan as 007. The trolling began the moment Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat at the London press conference unveiling him as the new James Bond – wearing a life jacket. Immediately, so-called 007 fans started whinging that James would never be such a wuss, clearly confused that the ‘Layer Cake’ star was a 37-year-old actor from Chester and not a real secret agent.
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.
Tom Hiddleston had his TV Choice Award acceptance speech interrupted by his ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba last night. The Brit was accepting a Best Actor prize for 'The Night Manager’ via video message from the set of the upcoming Marvel adventure. Starting as your typical “Sorry for not being there” bit, Hemsworth didn’t take long to barge in and take the trophy, “assuming” (it was all played for laughs of course) that it was being award to him for his work on 'Home and Away’ many moons ago.
The summer movie season is nearly over and it’s probably fair to say – like the UK weather - it’s been a bit of a damp squib. Sure fire hits have missed, dependable franchises have misfired, and bankable stars have gone bust. Here’s who we think triumphed and failed over the summer.
From Naomie Harris in summer whites to Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria in curve-hugging gowns, click through the gallery above to see our picks for best dressed of the week. Don’t agree with us? Let us know by tweeting @ YahooStyleCA .
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 007th official Bond…
‘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.
Katy Perry was on theme in 2010 wearing a CuteCircuit gown lined with LEDs. Photo: Getty Images Fashion and technology have come a long way in the past few years. There’s Google Glass, solar panel-embellished clothes to charge electronics, rings that vibrate upon receiving a text message, and bracelets that track nearly everything happening in the human body. All of this — and so much more — will most likely be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art come May 2016 when the Costume Institute opens “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”
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.
Chris Pine has played Captain Kirk in the last two Star Trek movies, but he may have a new challenger: Idris Elba. In a new video for the charity initiative ‘Star Trek: To Boldly Go,’ the stars of Star Trek Beyond (in theaters July 8, 2016) fight for alpha-male status over one of its most iconic pop culture symbols: Captain Kirk’s chair. Things get a little tense with a disagreement over the teleprompter, and pretty soon, Elba decides that he’s taking over the Enterprise.