Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana in The Losers

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Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana (upcoming Star Trek & Avatar) are in negotiations to be part of The Losers, Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures’ adaptation of the Vertigo/DC Comics book. Sylvain White is directing.

The actors will join Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the action film, which follows a Special Forces team betrayed by its handler and left for dead. The “losers” regroup in the interest of revenge, the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests.

Elba will play a character named Roque, the group’s scarred second-in-command who is motivated by money. Saldana will be Aisha, a cold-blooded loose cannon.

Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt worked on the script.

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