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Exclusive: Idris Elba teases 'Prometheus'

By and Tom Mansell
Idris Elba has confirmed that he will have a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien prequel Prometheus.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the Luther star - who worked with Scott on 2007's American Gangster - described the filmmaker as "majestic" and "like royalty".

"He attracts the best people to work with him, actors as well as film crews and so it's a joy to work with him," Elba said.

Asked about the connection between Scott's Alien and Prometheus, he added: "Prometheus is in some ways connected to that, yes. Is it in storyline? I'm not at liberty to say but I will tell you that if you can imagine a young Ridley Scott making a film like Alien [in the '70s], just imagine what he can do now."

Elba can be seen in the second series of Luther later this year.

Click 'play' below to watch Idris Elba discuss Prometheus:



Additional reporting by Alex Fletcher

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