“Luther” star Idris Elba is set to star in the Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content’s thriller “Bastille Day.”
The film, which features an original screenplay by Andrew Baldwin, follows a young American artist living in Paris and a washed up CIA agent (Elba) who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making the young American disappear after he is declared the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro. The American is ordered dead to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. Government, but after several more attacks, the operative realizes the boy is innocent and may be the only link to the person actually orchestrating the attacks.
Vendome Pictures CEO Philippe Rousselet is producing the project along with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and David Kanter. Vendome is fully financing production of the film.
Elba can be seen next in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which is has generated significant Oscar buzz for his performance as Nelson Mandela. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” hits theatres nationwide on November 29th.