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Idris Elba Lands Major Thriller, Set To Star In ‘Bastille Day’

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Just months after actor Idris Elba hinted to HipHollywood that Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom would most likely be his last film, the 41-year-old has just agreed to star in the forthcoming thriller, Bastille Day.

According to Variety, Elba will star in the thriller that revolves around “a U.S. operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American boy ‘disappear’ in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the boy is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro.”

A director has not been linked to the film yet, but we do know that Vendome Pictures CEO Philippe Rousselet will be producing the project along with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and David Kanter.

This year the British actor was featured in a number of films including Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which is set to hit theaters November 29.

Just last week, reports surfaced that Idris is expecting a baby with girlfriend and make-up artist, Naiyana Garth.

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FASHION

The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards

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This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.

Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…

Halle Berry – Getty Images

And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.

Storm Reid – Getty Images

And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.

Yara Shahidi – Getty Images

Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.

Kerry Washington – Getty Images

And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.

But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…

Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.

Ava DuVernay – Getty Images

We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.

Lil Mama – Getty Images

Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.

LeToya Luckett – Getty Images

And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!

Do you agree with our hots and nots?

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