Congratulations: Idris Elba Ganked A Leading Role That Had Been Reserved And Written For Tom Cruise! [PICS]

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Behind the Scenes, Congratulations, Did You Know
Ok 'Dris, play on playa we see you...
Last fall, Idris Elba landed a big role — the lead in the rebooted Alex Cross franchise — but by February, he was off the project in favor of Tyler Perry. Now, though, Elba has nabbed someone else's high-profile leftovers: Deadline reports that Elba has signed on to play the lead in Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi tentpole Pacific Rim, a part that had been earmarked for Tom Cruise. Last year, Angelina Jolie took over another role Cruise had been attached to with Salt; it's good to know that when Cruise eventually passes on a film, casting directors are willing to get a little more adventurous.
It's definite nice to see that there are directors willing to cast opposite of their original idea of what type of person was to play the lead role. With Hollyweird being so hard on black actors this is definitely a win for the home team! We still FAWKS with you though Tom! Source Go head ladies...get your drool on...

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