Samuel Goldwyn Films Picks Up Idris Elba’s ‘100 Streets’

Film previously titled “A Hundred Streets” also stars Gemma Arterton

Idris Elba 100 Streets
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Idris Elba‘s “100 Streets” has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Tuesday.

Previously known as “A Hundred Streets,” the drama explores the interconnecting stories of a former rugby star (Elba) and his wife (Gemma Arterton), a small time drug dealer (Franz Drameh) and a photographer (Tom Cullen) in London.

Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton are at the top of their game along with the rest of the cast in this deep and moving film,” said president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Peter Goldwyn. “We’re pleased to release ‘100 Streets’ in January to the widest audience possible.”

“100 Streets” is directed by Jim O’Hanlon and written by Leon F. Butler. The film also stars Charlie Creed-Miles, Kierston Wareing and Ken Scott. Pippa Cross, Ros Hubbard, Butler and Elba are producers on the project, while John Caudwell, Xavier Alcan, Thomas R. Atherton, Justin Bache, Janette Day, Mark Denney, Natasha Dwyer and Joe Hutchinson are executive producing.

Elba’s upcoming projects include “The Dark Tower,” in which he plays the Gunslinger, and “Thor: Ragnarok,” alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.

“100 Streets” will be released in U.S. theaters and on demand on January 13, 2017.

The deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyin Films and Peter Rogers of UMedia on behalf of the filmmakers.