21 November 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Idris Elba to Join Irish Director Jim O’Hanlon’s Debut
11 Aug 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
Idris Elba ('Luther', 'Prometheus', 'Thor') will star in and produce ‘A Hundred Streets’ (originally called ‘One Square Mile’), the feature debut of Irish director Jim O'Hanlon. The feature, which also stars Gemma Arterton (‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Byzantium’), Adam Bakri (‘Omar’) and Franz Drameh (‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘Now is Good’), has begun production.

Deadline.com broke the news and reports that the London-set ensemble piece will see the stories all taking place within one square mile of each other. Among the main characters are a troubled former rugby player played by Elba and his estranged wife, played by Arterton. Adam Bakri has been cast as a playboy who encounters an ex-girlfriend and Franz Drameh portrays a drug dealer who befriends an ageing actor.

Director O'Hanlon is taking over the helm for the feature from Michael Caton-Jones, who chose to pursue another project. O’Hanlon’s writing and directing credits include ‘Quirke’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Shameless’, BBC's ‘Emma’, ‘House of Saddam’, ‘A Touch of Cloth’ and ‘In the Flesh’.

The feature is written by Leon Butler and producers on the project are Elba, Pippa Cross, Butler, Carl F Pauwels, Farah Durrani, and Irish casting director Ros Hubbard. International sales are being handled by uMedia Entertainment.

Elba is repped by WME and The Artists Partnership, Arterton is repped by CAA and Independent, and O’Hanlon is with Resolution and Artists Partnership.





FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Darklands stars Dane Whyte O’Hara & Damien Gildea speak with IFTN
What Time is Death? Director Paul Duane talks with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


EDITOR'S PICK
Netflix announces new series Vikings: Valhalla to be filmed in Ashford Studios
Principal photography underway on VM Television’s new Irish crime thriller The Deceived
Winners announced for the 64th Cork Film Festival
RTÉ and Acorn TV commission second season of Irish Comedy Finding Joy
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter