Idris Elba to Headline Bastille Day

Idris Elba is set to headline Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content’s upcoming action thriller Bastille Day, Variety reports.

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 together are tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.

In addition to headlining the television series “Luther,” Elba has recently starred in the blockbusters Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World and can soon be seen in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, hitting theaters November 29.

Vendome Pictures CEO Philippe Rousselet will produce the project along with Anonymous ContentÂ’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and David Kanter.

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