Idris Elba to Star in ‘Bastille Day’

Andrew Baldwin wrote this script about an American operative investigating a terrorist attack in Paris. Vendome Pictures is financing and producing.

Idris Elba to star in Bastille Day
Idris Elba to star in Bastille Day
After his successful run as London detective Luther, Idris Elba is heading to Paris for the action-thriller Bastille Day.

Andrew Baldwin wrote the screenplay that follows a U.S. operative (Idris Elba) who is tasked with making a young American boy "disappear" to avoid any embarrassment after he is linked as a prime suspect in a Paris metro bombing. After several more attacks take place, the agent realizes that the young boy is innocent, although he may also be the only link to the actual perpetrator.

Vendome's Philippe Rousselet is producing alongside Anonymous Content's Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and David Kanter. Vendome is fully financing the project and producing, although a director has not been attached at this time. It isn't clear when production may begin.

Idris Elba starred in the summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, and he will next be seen portraying Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Bastille Day is in development and stars Idris Elba, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Richard Madden. The film is directed by James Watkins.

Sources: Variety

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