Idris Elba wanted for Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 7th, 2011

Idris Elba is wanted for Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

Idris Elba has been a reliable actor for quite some time, but it wasn’t until just recently that he picked up some major steam in Hollywood. He just starred in Kenneth Branagh’s well-received THOR and will appear in both GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE and PROMETHEUS. People have recently buzzed about him as a possible player in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, DJANGO UNCHAINED, as well.

Now it looks like he could land a role in yet another big film. The Wrap reports that Legendary Pictures wants him to star in PACIFIC RIM, the upcoming science fiction feature with Guillermo del Toro at the helm. The film will be an alien invasion story where humans defend their turf through utilizing the strength of giant robots; Charlie Hunnam from FX’s Golden Globe-winning drama Sons of Anarchy is attached to lead.

Unfortunately, nothing’s been revealed about what kind of role Elba might play just yet. Even so, it’s just great to see him being considered for some bigger roles.

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