Another big win for Apple this week. They just came out on top in the bidding war for Idris Elba and Simon Kinberg’s untitled spy thriller.
Elba will star/produce. Kinberg also joins as a producer, and he really loves the spy genre because he has two other spy related films in development.
Travon Free wrote the script. He’s best known for his work at The Daily Show and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Not much is known about this flick, but we do know it’s a “spy movie with romance” which is pretty vague. I feel like most films have a touch of romance in them.
But apparently the script is really good because the bidding war for this project was described as intense. Multiple studios wanted this thing. Of course, that could be because Elba is attached to star, but how do you think Elba became involved? The script had to be good!
So really, congrats to Free. This is a pretty big deal. No word on when this project will be released, but it’ll likely start filming sometime next year.