Posted March 6, 2008 -- Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba have been cast in the Screen Gems' thriller 'Obsessed." Elba, last seen in "American Gangster," will play an asset manager with a hot wife (Knowles) and thriving career — until a temp office worker (Ali Larter) begins stalking him.
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Director Steve Shill will helm from a script by David Loughery. Beyonce will executive produce along with her father, Mathew Knowles. As previously reported, she is also producing and co-starring as Etta James in "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG. Elba next stars in "Prom Night" for Screen Gems.
Good and Elba Join "Thriller"
In more Idris Elba news, the British actor will join Meagan Good in the ensemble cast of Rogue Pictures' supernatural thriller "Unborn."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film follows a young woman (Odette Yustman) who is tormented by the soul of a boy who died in the Holocaust. Good will play the girl's best friend, while Elba will play a priest who helps a Rabbi perform exorcisms. The Rabbi will be played by Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino signed on to portray the haunted girl's mother and Rhys Coiro of HBO's "Entourage" will play the girl's college professor.
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