Idris Elba & Rebecca Ferguson Circling Kathryn Bigelow Film At Netflix

Idris Elba (Hijack) and Rebecca Ferguson (Silo) are circling roles in Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow’s next film for Netflix, sources have confirmed to Deadline.

Details as to the roles the pair are playing are under wraps, as are the film’s title and plot, though sources have told Deadline that it will be set at the White House as a national crisis unfolds. The project marks Bigelow’s first feature since the 2017 thriller Detroit, an awards contender produced and distributed by Annapurna Pictures, which starred John Boyega, Will Poulter, Kaitlyn Dever and more.

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News of the film was first divulged by Netflix recently during its Upfront presentation in New York. Previously, Bigelow had been developing another Netflix film that never got off the ground — an adaptation of the novel Aurora from David Koepp.

Currently starring in the Apple TV+ thriller series Hijack, which has been renewed for a second season, Elba has also recently been seen starring in Paramount+’s Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries Knuckles, as well as the popular Netflix films Extraction II and Luther: The Fallen Sun — the latter, a follow-up to his hit crime drama Luther, which ran for five seasons. Other upcoming projects for him include Amazon MGM’s action thriller Heads of State, with Carla Gugino and Jack Quaid, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog 3, to name just a couple.

Ferguson stars in Apple’s popular sci-fi series Silo, which is also heading into its second season, having additionally reprised of late in Denis Villeneuve’s hit sequel to 2021’s Dune. Also seen starring opposite Tom Cruise in last summer’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, she’ll next be seen in Amazon’s sci-fi pic Mercy co-starring Chris Pratt.

News of the Bigelow castings was first reported by Jeff Sneider of The InSneider.

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