Idris Elba in Talks to Join Ritchie’s King Arthur

Posted by at 12:15 pm on July 21, 2014

Idris ElbaIdris Elba (“Thor” movies, “Luther”) is in talks to join Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie at Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

The trade says the actor would play a Merlin-like figure who trains and mentors Arthur.

Already scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release, the film was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

The role of Arthur has not been cast, but tests for the role are expected to start the first week of August.

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