Idris Elba to Produce Film Starring Charlize Theron

The actor is spending more time behind the scenes.

Posted: 10/20/2011 12:06 AM EDT

Looks like Idris Elba isn't just relying on his good looks to take him to the top of the food chain in Hollywood. The actor is beefing up his resume with several producing gigs, Indiewire's Shadow & Act reports. The latest is the feature film Swift, starring Charlize Theron and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos

 

Elba will also star in the project as Max, a washed-up sports agent who finds a talented athlete (Contostavlos) on the streets of London. South African beauty Theron will play an American sportswoman who will go head to head with Tulisa in the film.

 

Elba has a couple of other projects under his belt as producer, including the thriller Demons Never Die (also starring Contostavlos), which opens in the UK on October 28. Also, there is the Elba-produced Milk & Honey, a web series that centers around four Black women living in Los Angeles, who are on "spiritual, professional and romantic journeys to make their dreams reality." 

 

Though Elba could easily rely on his beautiful exterior to keep him busy, his acting chops and business savvy make him all the more appealing in this cutthroat business.

(Photo: Arnold Turner/BET/PictureGroup)

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