Idris Elba is directing and starring in a brand new survival thriller, Above the Beneath.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Elba and The Loneliest Boy within the World’s Martin Owen are helming a brand new survival thriller that’s largely set underwater for Lionsgate. The film, which began filming final week, additionally stars Caitlin FitzGerald and Hero Fiennes Tiffin alongside Elba.
What’s Above the Beneath about?
In Above the Beneath, Elba performs a personality named Jackson, a mission commander main a staff of astronauts who’re trying to re-enter Earth. Issues go improper, nevertheless, and the astronaut’s capsule winds up sinking to the underside of the ocean, leaving the trio trapped.
Primarily based on an authentic concept by Owen, Above the Beneath is written by Elizabeth Morris, Matt Mitchell, and Vicki Sargent. Future Artists Leisure developed the script.
“Working with the UK’s finest and brightest within the business on this advanced and thrilling shoot, we’re making a thrill-ride film that takes us from the Earth’s outer environment to the very depths of the ocean,” Future Artists Leisure CEO Matt Williams mentioned. “That is filmmaking at its most difficult and most enjoyable. With Idris and Martin on the helm, Above the Beneath is shaping as much as be an unforgettable film expertise in regards to the extremes of survival, towards all odds!”
Williams is producing the movie with Gina Carter, whereas Pascal Degove will function an government producer.
“Partnering with Idris, Martin and their famous person filmmaking staff is a spectacular alternative to ship a continuous curler coaster trip of a film for our 2024 slate,” added Lionsgate’s Movement Image Group’s Helen Lee Kim. “Idris, Hero, and Caitlin are three magnetic actors who deliver unbelievable depth to their roles and can undoubtedly have us rooting for his or her survival from starting to finish.”
Elba is primarily identified for starring in The Wire, the Thor franchise, and plenty of different titles. He made his feature-film directorial debut in 2018 with Yardie and he’s additionally connected to direct, produce, and star in an motion thriller titled Infernus.