Idris Elba In Talks For Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR

Idris Elba In Talks For Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR

According to The Wrap, Idris Elba (Thor) is set to reunite with his Rocknrolla director Guy Ritchie for Warner Bros.' big-screen King Arthur flick, which now also has a full title. Find out who he'll be playing after the jump.


Here we have our first bit of casting news for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie, which will be officially titled Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The Wrap report that CBM fave Idris Elba is in negotiations to play the role of a Knight named Bedivere, "Arthur's father's right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny." It was rumored that WB were looking at Ritchie to bring a six-film take on the classic tale to the screen, but if that is the case there's no mention of it here. There have been various movies, comics and tv shows based around Arthurian legend over the years, including the underrated Camelot and the mediocre Disney produced flick with Clive Owen in the title role. The most successful take was arguably John Boorman's Excalibur back in 1981. Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell will produce, Joby Harold (Awake, Edge Of Tomorrow) is on script duty. The movie is set for a July 22, 2016 release.
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Mark Cassidy
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Filed Under "Fantasy" 7/21/2014 Source: The Wrap
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