March 27, 2007 06:27:57 GMT
British actor Idris Elba has been tapped to play a police detective in slasher flick "Prom Night."
Ready to construct memorable onscreen team with Brittany Snow, Idris Elba of "The Wire" fame has landed deals to join the Tampa-born actress in "Prom Night", which is set to be produced under Original Films banner for Screen Gems to distribute.
A remake of the 1980 slasher classic directed by Paul Lynch, the project revolves around a group of youth who are stalked by a masked killer at their high school dance. Here Elba will portray a police detective with names like Brianne Davis, Jana Kramer, and Hugh Scott also taking roles.
Serving as director is Nelson McCormick who will helm from script penned by "The Grudge 2" scribe Stephen Susco. Meanwhile, Original's Neal Moritz is onboard to produce with Marc Forby and Glenn S. Gainor both executive producing.