Idris Elba has signed on for a new crime drama named “The Trap” and it carries a familiar storyline. Get movie deets inside and see what A$AP Rocky revealed about his next album to GQ.
“Luther” (star and producer) Idris Elba had a new gig…thanks to Jamie Foxx. We’ve just learned that the Oscar winner bowed out of talks to star in Harmony Korine’s The Trap, a revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene with Benicio Del Toro. Maybe he’s busy “reading lines” with Katie Holmes. But one man’s “bow out” is another’s “come up.” The role has landed in the lap of Idris Elba and wait till you hear the plotline…
“Rico (Elba) is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards when Slim (Del Toro) is released from prison after 14 years. Slim is determined to exact revenge after learning that Rico not only achieved fame and fortune but also married his girlfriend and raised Slim’s son as his own.”
Umm……is this the silver screen adaptation of a POWER and EMPIRE merger? The line also includes a crew of Uzi-wielding surfers led by Max (Twilight’s Robert Pattinson), and a cocaine-happy manager (James Franco) and Al Pacino will play Slim’s parole officer.
Music…Drugs…Murder…Ex Cons….we’ll let you know when they cast the “Cookie” character.
In the meantime, fans of Idris can see him in Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1).
A$AP Rocky is back and forth between London (Red Bull Studios) and LA (working with Danger Mouse) putting the final touches on his second album and we now know the title.
The follow-up to his 2013 debut will be At.Long.Last.A$AP – its social media acronym is A-L-L-A.
In the latest issue of GQ, in addition to album talk, A$AP dishes on his birth name (it’s Rakim) and how this project is his way of claiming his legacy and birth right (his name Rakim). He also talking about moving out of his 3-bedroom house, “I’m gonna miss it here. This was a place to f*ck chicks, and I’ve outgrown it.”
Also – he’s no longer with Chanel Iman.
“I’m claiming ownership of my legacy,” he told the magazine. “Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah.’ It’s the return of the god MC. I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.”
A-L-L-A is executive produced by Juicy J, Danger Mouse, and the late A$AP Yams.
Photos via Idris Elba/GQ/ERIC RAY DAVIDSON