In a statement, Red Crown Productions‘ partner Daniela Taplin Lundberg said “We fell in love with Iweala’s powerful narrative and Idris and Cary are a tremendous pairing.”
While the movie’s director Cary Fukunaga said “This project has been seven years in the making, so to say I’m excited to start shooting this – and with Idris Elba as lead – would be me trying to platy it cool. Red Crown has a real moxie staning behind this story.”
Idris Elba joins Red Crown Productions’ Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Riva Marker, Parliament Of Owls’ Cary Fukunaga and Primary Productions principal Amy Kaufman as producers on the film.
Daniel Crown and Bill Benenson will serve as executive producers. Red Crown is funding the film.