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.