Today, the Hollywood Reporter dropped the news that Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson have been cast in a new film, but not the film we thought they were going to be cast in. We had previously heard that they were about to be cast as a couple in a new comedy, and that may still happen, but we heard that this new film is going to be a thriller. Plus we discovered that Rainforrest Films is involved, and they are the same production company behind the new film Think Like A Man, along with Screen Gems.
Check out the article from The Hollywood Reporter;
*Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson have been cast as the leads in the upcoming Screen Gems thriller “No Good Deed.”
British helmer Sam Miller, who directed episodes of Elba’s BBC series “Luther” as well as shows such as “MI-5,” is sitting behind the camera for “Deed,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Per Screen Gems, the Aimee Lagos-written screenplay centers “around a former DA-turned-stay-at-home mom and her two small children who are terrorized and kidnapped from their home when she invites a good-looking mysterious stranger in to wait for help after his car ran off the road.”
Screen Gems is eyeing an April start in Georgia.
“Deed” will be Elba’s third movie for Screen Gems, after “Takers’ and “Obsessed.” He also starred on HBO’s acclaimed drama “The Wire.”
Henson, who was nominated for Oscar for her work in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” stars in Screen Gems’ upcoming “Think Like a Man.” She currently appears on the CBS drama “Person of Interest.”
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