After an intense bidding war, Apple has won the rights to a still-unknown spy film starring Idris Elba that will debut on Apple TV +.
Idris Elba, known for his work in “The Wire” and the “Avengers” franchise, will star and produce the film. Simon Kinberg, known for his work on the “X-men” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” franchise, will produce alongside Audrey Chon, the president of Kinberg’s Genre Films. The screenplay was written by Travon Free, a comedian and writer best known for his work on “The Daily Show”.
The film is described as “a spy film with romance” and will be set in Africa, according to Variety.
In July, Apple signed a first agreement with Elba’s Green Door Pictures. Elba Studios will develop and produce new TV shows and film projects that could be added to the Apple TV + streaming service.