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Idris Elba’s Taking Over Ebony & Movie Theaters This Summer

July 12, 2010

Sexy British-bred import actor/DJ/blogger Idris Elba not only stars alongside Michael Ealy, Zoe Saldana, and T.I. in Takers but has a gorgeous cover feature for the August 2010 edition of EBONY magazine. For the record, Idris personally is not a ‘fan’ of his latest newsstand cover…to which I say WHAT??? I think it’s up there with THIS ONE..and that lovely JET magazine snapshot.

Idris Elba Elba EBONY August 2010

Nonetheless the long running urban publication not only gave Idris the cover feature but placed him as #1 on their list  – Summer’s Sexiest:  10 Stars Who Bring The Heat. Also on the list are Oscar-nominated/Tony Award winning actress Viola Davis, model Chanel Iman, hip-hop star Drake, actor Jesse Williams, pop singer Rihanna, CK underwear model/actor Mechad Brooks, actress Zoe Saldana, actor Daniel Sunjata, and R&B singer Janelle Monae.

Idris who recently shake off a nasty foot injury has been busy juggling his side hustle as a hip-hop artist and interacting with his fans on his Twitter page. Idris, who showed love to his father’s native homeland Ghana and to Brazil, tweeted (re:posting away his thoughts) on the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Now let’s start talking about his new movie Takers. According to IMDB the film’s summary goes as follows:

A group of bank robbers find their $20 million plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Interesting summary and a solid bold-faced all-star cast makes for a good Summer movie, in my opinion.

Takers Official Trailers

Takers Cast Interview with BLACKTREEMEDIA


Next up for Idris is his directing debut for the much-talked about BBC drama series, Luther. (Catch up on the series over at IMDB!)  His fans already dedicated a Twitter page just for him to snag a BAFTA nomination! That’s some serious dedication!

LUTHER Trailer

Photo credit: Ebony JET


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