Idris Elba Covers Esquire’s Next Generation Hollywood Issue

Idris Elba for Esquire Magazine

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Idris Elba is featured on the cover of Esquire magazine’s September 2012 issue and appears in a new video promoting it (see below).

The Brit actor is pegged as one of Hollywood’s stars of the next generation. Esquire writes:

Just last year, when [Tom] Cruise opted not to pursue the role developed for him in Guillermo del Toro’s alien-invasion epic Pacific Rim, the producers found an actor with enough weight, intensity, and wattage to take his place: Idris Elba. The thirty-nine-year-old English actor is known primarily to viewers of prestige television, first as Baltimore’s Worst (drug kingpin Stringer Bell on The Wire) and more recently as London’s Finest (volatile cop John Luther on Luther), and this year and next will introduce him more formally to moviegoers the world over. First came Elba’s supporting role in this summer’s Prometheus, captaining a spaceship and warming Charlize Theron’s icy loins, which he’ll follow with Pacific Rim next summer and Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic of Nelson Mandela.

Idris Elba for Esquire Magazine
Idris Elba for Esquire Magazine

Idris Elba for Esquire Magazine
Idris Elba for Esquire Magazine

(Photos: Yu Tsai for Esquire)

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