Idris Elba starts filming Hijack in the UK for Apple TV+

The six-month shoot is based at Symmetry Park in Aylesbury

Filming begins today, 9 May, on Hijack, a new thriller starring Idris Elba for Apple TV+.

Hijack comes from 60Forty Films, Elba’s Green Door Productions and Idiotlamp Productions; the six-month shoot is based at Symmetry Park in Aylesbury. 

Elba, who also executive produces, stars as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator who has to call on his skills to save the lives of passengers on a London-bound hijacked plane.

Jim Field Smith directs from scripts by Criminal and Lupin creator George Kay. 

Field Smith and Kay also executive produce along with Hakan Kousetta and Jamie Laurenson – founders of 60Forty - and Kris Thykier, whose Archery Pictures is working in association with Green Door as part of a multi-year project where they will work together on select film and TV projects.  

Idris Elba starts filming Hijack in the UK for Apple TV+
Idris Elba. Credit: Getty Images
Idris Elba starts filming Hijack in the UK for Apple TV+
Idris Elba. Credit: Getty Images

Filming begins today, 9 May, on Hijack, a new thriller starring Idris Elba for Apple TV+.

Hijack comes from 60Forty Films, Elba’s Green Door Productions and Idiotlamp Productions; the six-month shoot is based at Symmetry Park in Aylesbury. 

Elba, who also executive produces, stars as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator who has to call on his skills to save the lives of passengers on a London-bound hijacked plane.

Jim Field Smith directs from scripts by Criminal and Lupin creator George Kay. 

Field Smith and Kay also executive produce along with Hakan Kousetta and Jamie Laurenson – founders of 60Forty - and Kris Thykier, whose Archery Pictures is working in association with Green Door as part of a multi-year project where they will work together on select film and TV projects.  

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