Idris Elba in Molly's Game

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Idris Elba as a mysterious, Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure? We can dig it.

The "Luther" star is in final negotiations to star as legendary champion Celanawe in "Mouse Guard," Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have already been cast in the film, which is being described as "Game of Thrones" with mice. It will be shot using motion capture, with visual effects by the Oscar-winning studio WETA.

Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the "Maze Runner" movies, is directing.

Elba's previous voice roles include "Shere Khan" in 2016's "The Jungle Book," and Chief Bogo in "Zootopia."

He'll next be seen as the villain in "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." After that, he'll be the new Deadshot in the second "Suicide Squad" film.

[Via THR]