Idris Elba Gets His ‘General Lafayette’ On In ‘Bastille Day’ Film

The buzz-worthy actor is taking his talents to France in Vendome and Anonymous Content’s terrorist thriller.

Written by Andrew Baldwin, Bastille Day, which is based on the French national holiday, finds Elba as a washed-up CIA agent who gets thrown together with a young American artist.

Together, the duo must stop an imminent attack on the City of Lights and keep from killing each other. This project marks Elba’s next movie as it is still in development, yet he has been courting award recognition for his work in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Having already received the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Humanitarian Award this past weekend, it appears that this won’t be the last time the British leading man will be preparing his acceptance speech. For fans looking for more Idris in their life, be sure to head to the theaters to support his role in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and Pacific Rim.

Next up for him are The Gunman, co-starring Sean Penn; No Good Deed with Taraji P. Henson, and Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation.

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