How to Audition for Idris Elba's New Movie

Idris Elba

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30, 2016: Idris Elba at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium (Featureflash Photo Agency /

Idris Elba Is now casting talent to appear in his new movie.

This news comes after an open casting call for Idris Elba’s new movie was shut down by cops after a huge turnout in East London.

According to reports, massive crowds were film trying to squeeze into the venue before police turn them away. The actor advertise a casting call for aspiring actors to appear in a movie he is prepared to direct. But video footage shows how fans turned up in the thousands and quickly overcrowded the small venue is AE really pushed to get inside. Just two hours after the casting call started, London police turned out the fans were sent home.

Even a small part is a start.

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One aspiring actor blamed the lack of organization for the open casting call. “BRUV seriously we been in line in the cold since 3pm. You are the man, but this organization has been absolutely appalling!!!!”

According to the Sun, someone else reported saying  “I’ve been queuing in line for hours to hear that we cannot make it! Really sorry for what happened! Let’s see.”

While another said: “Police said no. Waited 1.5hours for nothing.” The actor later told his Instagram followers to send him head shots instead. “We’ve only got until nine o’clock and already I’m asked to shut it down because of the numbers.”


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How to apply:

 Elba is said to be looking to recruit Afro-Caribbean extras for his new film which is set in the 1980s. To apply send your headshot and resume to: [email protected] with the subject line "Hackney"

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