Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton Join 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'
"Three Thousand Years of Longing" has just added two huge stars.
Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are set to star in the upcoming film from writer-director George Miller, Deadline reports. Their characters haven't been named yet, but the project is described as a fantasy romance with a genie at the center of it. The plot has largely been kept secret so far.
Elba and Swinton have each starred in a number of high-profile projects. Elba is currently shooting the Fast & Furious spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, while Swinton's latest, "Suspiria," is supernatural horror flick that stars Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth. Elba, a Golden Globe winner, has also appeared in "Avengers: Infinity War," "Molly's Game," "Beasts of No Nation," and many more. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Swinton's resume includes "War Machine," "Okja," and "Doctor Strange," among others.
The film's writer-director has an impressive body of work, too. Miller was most recently behind the Oscar-nominated "Mad Max: Fury Road" (and is an out-and-out visionary) so "Three Thousand Years of Longing" is putting together quite a team.
Production is expected to begin in 2019.