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Idris Elba To Star & Produce Spy Romance Movie With Simon Kinberg

Idris Elba is set to star in a spy romance movie from Simon Kinberg, The Hollywood Reporter announced.

The site didn’t reveal any plot points of the flick, but the movie will be set in Africa and have a Mr & Mrs. Smith feel to it.

Idris is on board to produce the pic as well, with Travon Free writing the screenplay.

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Next up for the 47-year-old star is Concrete Cowboys, which is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and will also star in The Suicide Squad sequel, coming out in 2021.

Recently, Idris was one of the biggest names to test positive for coronavirus earlier this year. See the full list of entertainers who were afflicted with the virus here…

Idris Elba Says Racist Movies & TV Shouldn't Be Censored

Idris Elba is speaking out about the recent discussion surrounding what to do with films and television shows containing controversial racist content.

The 47-year-old actor spoke out in an interview with Radio Times.

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“I’m very much a believer in freedom of speech. But the thing about freedom of speech is that it’s not suitable for everybody. That’s why we have a rating system. We tell you that this particular content is rated U, PG, 15, 18. To mock the truth, you have to know the truth. But to censor racist themes within a show, to pull it — wait a second, I think viewers should know that people made shows like this,” he said.

“Out of respect for the time and the movement, commissioners and archive-holders pulling things they think are exceptionally tone-deaf at this time — fair enough and good for you. But I think, moving forward, people should know that freedom of speech is accepted, but the audience should know what they’re getting into. I don’t believe in censorship. I believe that we should be allowed to say what we want to say. Because, after all, we’re story-makers,” he continued.

An episode of this beloved show was recently pulled from streaming for blackface.

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Idris Elba Says 'We're This Close' to Making 'Luther' Into a Movie!

Idris Elba is teasing a Luther comeback!

During a Zoom event for his new show The Long Run, the 47-year-old actor was asked about the future of the hit BBC crime drama, which he starred in alongside Ruth Wilson.

“There isn’t a real formal plan for Luther at the moment,” Idris said according to Sky News.

“I’ve made it very clear that I’d like to see Luther come back as a film,” Idris added. “And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of Luther.”

Luther first premiered in 2010 and has had five seasons so far, with the most recent season airing in January 2019.

Season five ended with on a cliffhanger, but the show has not been picked up for a sixth season yet.

During an interview back in December 2018, Idris said that filming Luther was “depressing” – find out why.

Idris Elba Teams Up With The Knocks for 'One Fine Day' - Listen & Read the Lyrics!

Idris Elba is getting back in the music scene!

The 47-year-old Luther actor and DJ dropped a hot collaboration with New York duo The Knocks on Friday (July 3) called “One Fine Day.”

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“Check out my new track ‘One Fine Day’ with @theknocks & @TiggsDaAuthor out today on @7Wallace_,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Royalties from this track will go to @bcaheritage which focuses on painting a more comprehensive picture of Black presence in Britain.”

Idris recently shared a beautiful and inspiring poem amid the pandemic, which he read aloud during this segment.

At the end of March, Idris Elba revealed that he was past the quarantine period after testing positive for coronavirus, but still couldn’t go home yet – watch his video.

Listen to “One Fine Day” and read the lyrics inside…More Here! »

Idris Elba Sends a Message of Hope With 'Don't Quit' Poem

Idris Elba is helping us find some hope in these trying times.

The 47-year-old Luther actor – who has recovered from the coronavirus himself – spoke to UK viewers via a message on the BBC.

In the segment, released on Friday (April 10), Idris read the poem “Don’t Quit” from American poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

Idris read, “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; when the funds are low but the debts are high; when you want to smile but you have to sigh; when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must but don’t you quit.”

Watch below.

At the end of March, Idris Elba revealed that he was past the quarantine period, but still couldn’t go home yet – watch his video.

Idris Elba Says He's Past the Quarantine Period, But Still Can't Go Home - Watch! (Video)

Idris Elba is feeling better after his diagnosis, but he isn’t out of the woods yet.

The 47-year-old Luther actor gave an update on his health on Tuesday (March 31), telling his fans that he and wife Sabrina are “asymptomatic” after their positive diagnosis amid the pandemic.

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“We’ve passed the quarantine period, but we’re a little bit in limbo — we can’t get a flight back home. So we just have to sit still for a little bit,” he said.

“Other than that, we’re OK and we’re so thankful that I think the worst of it is probably past.”

If you didn’t know, Idris was on location about to start working on a movie when he found out he needed to be quarantined.

“We’re both good mentally, just trying to stay optimistic. I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried and too panicked. Take it from me, man, I thought I definitely was gonna see the worst of it, as an asthmatic, but I got through it. And you can too.”

Many celebrities have come forward with their positive diagnosis amid the pandemic to encourage social distancing. Find out who else…

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Doctors Told Idris Elba Something Interesting About Coronavirus

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  • Find out why an influencer is in the hospital with Coronavirus – DListed
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  • Oh no – this star is hospitalized with Covid – Towleroad
  • Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were photographed this morning! – Just Jared Jr