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'We Are Close To Making A Film': Idris Elba Teases Luther Big Screen Return

Idris Elba has teased a 'Luther' movie is ''close'' to being made.The 47-year-old actor has portrayed the titular DCI John Luther for fives seasons since it launched back in 2010, and although he has insisted...

Sam Heughan Is Fan Favourite For James Bond

Sam Heughan is the fans' favourite to be the next James Bond.The 'Outlander' actor - who previously auditioned to play the suave spy in 2006 but lost out to Daniel Craig - has topped a...

Idris Elba Praises On-screen Diversity

Idris Elba is starting to see ''the needle start to move'' in regards to on-screen diversity.The 'Luther' star is glad to see anti-racism at the forefront of many conversations right now.He said: ''Four years ago...

Idris Elba: 'Success Has Not Negated Racism For Me'

Idris Elba says ''success has not negated racism'' for him.The 47-year-old actor and DJ revealed that his parents always warned him he would have to be ''twice as good as the white man'' to succeed...

Wiley Drops Surprise Album

Wiley has surprised fans by releasing a new album, just days after his ''final'' record. The 41-year-old grime MC has dropped his second album in a month, 'Boasty Gang', after he released 'The Godfather 3'...

James Gunn Doesn't Want To Direct An Avengers Movie

James Gunn doesn't want to direct an 'Avengers' movie.The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker admits that he would never helm a film in the money-spinning franchise, saying it simply doesn't ''appeal'' to him.In response to...

Judi Dench Hates Her Appearance In Cats

Dame Judi Dench is not a fan of her appearance in 'Cats'.The 85-year-old actress played Old Deuteronomy in the much-maligned big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, which was widely-panned after its release...

Hercules Live-action Remake In The Works

A live-action remake of Disney classic 'Hercules' is in the works.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe and Anthony Russo - who have been at the helm of several movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU),...

Billie Eilish And Post Malone Lead 2020 Webby Awards Nominations

Billie Eilish and Post Malone lead the nominations for the Webby Awards 2020.The annual ceremony aims to celebrate the Internet from popular websites, to social media pages, film and video, podcasts and digital audio, as...

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez And More Added To Lady Gaga's Virtual Benefit Concert

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and more have been added to Lady Gaga's star-studded virtual 'One World: Together at Home' concert.The 'Born this Way' hitmaker has teamed up with Global Citizen and the World...

James Gunn: Guardians 3 Plans Remain The Same

James Gunn says 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' plans are still ''exactly the same as they were before coronavirus''. The 53-year-old director reassured fans the motion picture - which Disney is yet to assign...

James Gunn Hints The Suicide Squad Will Be Released In August 2021

James Gunn has hinted 'The Suicide Squad' is still on course for an August 2021 release.Numerous films have had their release plans altered by the coronavirus crisis, but the superhero sequel - which finished shooting...

Idris Elba Defied Horse Allergy For Concrete Cowboys

Idris Elba learned how to ride horses for 'Concrete Cowboys', even though he is allergic to the animals.The 'Luther' actor both stars in and produces the new movie, which sees 'Stranger Things' star Caleb McLaughlin...

Lady Gaga Announced Star-studded Virtual Concert

Lady Gaga is to lead a huge virtual concert to honour medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic.The 'Born this Way' hitmaker has teamed up with Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the...

Will Smith Lands Comic Show On Quibi

Will Smith will host a new stand-up comedy series for Quibi.The 51-year-old actor will front 'This Joka' for the mobile platform, with each of the 16 episodes including stand-up sets and one-on-one conversations between the...

Hilarious Attempted Idris Elba Doll Goes Viral

Idris Elba may officially be the Sexiest Man Alive, according to People magazine, but apparently that doesn’t mean he’s due the respect of having a doll-maker pay the faintest attention to what he actually looks...

Most Powerful Culturally Diverse Movies Of The Last Five Years

It's hard to believe that it's 2018 and Hollywood still occasionally struggles to produce culturally diverse films to represent people of all backgrounds. On the other hand, the last decade - and in particular the...

Idris Elba Rules Himself Out As Next James Bond Actor

There’s been big changes today in the future of the James Bond movies, with Idris Elba ruling himself out after weeks of recent speculation that he might be the next 007, on the same day...

The Lowdown On 'Bond 25': Danny Boyle's Out And Idris Is The Word On The Street

Fans everywhere are wondering if they'll see the hugely anticipated 25th James Bond movie by the Fall of 2019 after all, as producers announce a huge shift in direction. Danny Boyle is no longer on...

"Door Open" For A Black James Bond Actor, Idris Elba Tagged As Favourite Once Again

Having kicked the discussions over the next James Bond into the long grass by having Daniel Craig back for one last film, the film’s bosses have reportedly decided that the path will be clear for...

Idris Elba Will Play The Villain In 'Fast & Furious' Spinoff

Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) will be making their 'Fast & Furious' return in a spinoff movie aptly titled 'Hobbs and Shaw', set for release in August 2019, and now some...

Who Is James Bks? Idris Elba Unveils The First Signing On His New Label

Twelve years after dropping his debut EP 'Big Man', Idris Elba has finally launched a record label of his very own. And not only that, but he's also announced the label's first ever signing: James...

Amazon Studios Head Promises 'The Dark Tower' Tv Series Isn't "Dead"

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' book series is one of the most popular franchises the author has put together. Unfortunately, when the story made the move to the big screen last year, with Idris Elba...

Idris Elba Goes From Victor Headley To Victor Hugo With 'Hunchback Of Notre Dame' Reboot

With Disney making endless live action adaptations of animated classics, it seems 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' could be the next to return to our screens; though this will be rebooted for Netflix with none...

Idris Elba Gets Engaged At 'Yardie' Screening

The super smooth Idris Elba proved just how romantic he could be by proposing to his girlfriend of one year Sabrina Dhowre in a London cinema full of people during the preview for his directorial...

Idris Elba Believes Meghan Markle Will Be A "Beacon" Within The Royal Family

Idris Elba has stated that Meghan Markle will be “a beacon” and a role model in the Royal Family once she ties the knot with Prince Harry next year.The 45 year old star of ‘Luther’...

Kate Winslet Reveals Idris Elba Was Nervous Filming Sex Scenes With Her

British acting icons, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are taking cinematic screens by storm with their new film, The Mountain Between Us. With decades of acting experience and scores of TV series and films on...

Idris Elba Auditioned For Gaston In Live-action 'Beauty And The Beast'

Many people know Idris Elba as an action star. He's brought gritty detective drama 'Luther' to fans across the globe, starred as The Gunslinger in the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel series 'The Dark...

Why Kate Winslet Could Not Avoid Ice Stunt On 'The Mountain Between Us'

Kate Winslet is set to appear alongside Idris Elba on the adventure drama 'The Mountain Between Us' this Fall, which sees her perform many an action stunt - including getting dunked into ice cold water...

Idris Elba Explains The Lure Of The Dark Tower

The film has been in the works for more than a decade, and its path to the cinema has been rocky. The first hurdle came with the casting of Idris Elba in the lead role,...

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