Kathryn Bigelow Targets Rebecca Ferguson And Idris Elba For Political Thriller At Netflix

It was exactly a month ago we learned that Kathryn Bigelow had a new project lined up at Netflix, her first film since Detroit in 2017. Details on the untitled political thriller were slight, but now we know who she could possibly be working with. Deadline reports Rebecca Ferguson and Idris Elba are in talks to star, making this instantly one of the hottest projects in town.

Last we heard, Bigelow was planning a film set in the White House as they scramble to respond to a ballistic missile attack on the U.S. Whether that plot remains is unclear, as Bigelow has been known to tweak things through production. The script is by Noah Oppenheim, known for the acclaimed Natalie Portman drama, JackieThe Maze Runner, and The Divergent Series: Allegiant.

The duo of Ferguson and Elba is exciting, through. Ferguson was most recently seen in Dune: Part Two, and the Apple series Silo. Elba also had his own Apple series, Hijack, and the Peacock miniseries Knuckles based on his role in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

Bigelow has stayed in the lane of political thrillers for her last few projects. The Hurt Locker won an Oscar for Best Picture, and Zero Dark Thirty was in the mix, too. But Detroit was mostly overlooked during awards season despite positive reviews. Whether this next film gets Bigelow back in the Oscar race remains to be seen.

Travis Hopson
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