Idris Elba to star in Mouse Guard
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 March 2019
Idris Elba is in talks to star in 'Mouse Guard', alongside Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Idris Elba is in talks to star in 'Mouse Guard'.
The 46-year-old actor is reportedly in discussions to join Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox's adaptation of the popular Boom! Studios comic, which is being directed by Wes Ball.
The film – which is set in a medieval world – will tell the story of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Idris in talks to play Celanawe, "an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone".
Serkis will star as the villain, while Brodie-Sangster will play the role of Lieam, who has to prove his bravery throughout the movie.
Production work on 'Mouse Guard' – which will be shot using motion capture – is expected to begin in May.
Meanwhile, Idris – who has always split his focus between both music and acting – recently insisted that his DJ career keeps him grounded.
He said: "DJ-ing is my first love. I'm a creative, but DJ-ing was the first stop. That's where I started. By the time I was about 13, I was DJ-ing for house parties. And then, I met my drama teacher, and the DJ-ing went out the window. I became an actor. But the truth is that I've kept DJ-ing alongside my acting career. It's one of those things that I just really like to do. It grounds me, completely. I love music, and I love making music. What I did not what to do was market my DJ-ing based on my acting. But recently, there's been this crazy cross-roads of stuff happening, all together, with Coachella and 'Turn Up Charlie'. It all looks like a marketing plan, but it isn't. I promise, I'm not that clever."