Casting News: New Projects for Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson lands a part in Tarzan reboot.

Posted: 02/12/2014 08:45 AM EST
Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is heading to the jungle. The veteran actor has been confirmed to join the reboot of Tarzan, along with The Wolf of Wall Street's breakout star Margot Robbie and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz

The new version of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic tale reportedly will follow Tarzan after he’s been re-assimilated into society, where he is asked by the Queen of England to investigate the wrongdoings of a warlord in the Congo with the help of an ex-mercenary. 

The specifics of Jackson's role are still being kept under wraps.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba continues to fill his dance card with challenging parts. The actor will join Avatar's Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace for the indie thriller Alive Alone, scheduled to begin shooting next month.

According to producers, Elba will play Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss. When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in each other."

Can't wait to see these two great actors on the big screen again!

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