Idris Elba's new movie filming in London and Ghana

Elba is writing, producing, and starring

By Gabriella Geisinger 18 May 2023

Idris Elba's new movie filming in London and Ghana
Idris Elba; Cr: Harald Krichel

Idris Elba is set to star in, produce and direct action-thriller Infernus based on a story by Tom Boyle and screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen.

Infernus is Elba’s second feature film as a director (it follows Yardie, which debuted at Sundance in 2018).

Most of the filming will be done in London with further principal photography taking place at the new TD Akuna Studios in Ghana which was developed by Elba, and partners Tony Tagoe and Danny Damah, in order to build the region’s film industry.

The film is set to begin production on October 9, with Millennium Media producing.

Elba will play Donovan Kamara, a U.N. human rights activist sent to investigate reports of refugees being illegally detained inside a U.S. black site prison.

The synopsis reads: "A seemingly simple task turns deadly when the world’s most dangerous inmates break free. Kamara must work to safely extricate the refugees, all while going head-to-head with a brilliant criminal mastermind."

Elba is producing via Green Door Pictures, with Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Les Weldon, Jonathan Yunger, and Yariv Lerner, Sprout Pictures’ Gina Carter, and Archery Pictures’ Kris Thykier.

Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Lati Grobman and Tanner Mobley from Millennium are executive producers.

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