Whether he’s guarding the gates of Asgard, fighting off massive monsters with a giant robot, or protecting the streets of London by dispatching one bad guy at a time, there’s really plenty of reasons to love Idris Elba. But, did you know the man once considered for the role of James Bond has an alter ego as a musician? Well, he does, and it seems the two worlds of the man’s acting and musical careers are about to collide in the best of ways.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is currently hard at work on a new album titled Murder Loves John inspired by his famed character John Luther on BBC’s Luther. On BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, the actor stated, “I’d like to dissect the idea of someone who has to deal with so much darkness,” adding, “Detectives carry a lot of stuff. They meet someone who’s done something heinous, but they have to have an objective perspective on them until proven… that could create some really good songs… and definitely an interesting mood, musically.”
Luther has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to a planned reboot for American television by Fox (for which the actor is executive producing while original series creator Neil Cross writes) in addition to a confirmed two-part mini-series for BBC and BBC America that will shoot in 2015. However, all that said, this is by far the coolest bit of news to come out of the Luther camp to date. The only question now is whether or not any of Elba’s tracks will be used in the show. And all we have to say is: they better be.
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