Police shuts down Idris Elba casting call

2017-05-10 12:42

Cape Town – When Idris Elba put out an open casting call for a new movie he's directing he got more than he bargained for. 

The film will centre on an Afro-Caribbean community in Hackney and set in the 1980s.  

Over the weekend the actor posted an ad on Instagram for paid actors. 

Even a small part is a start.

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Come Monday, thousands of people turned up for the casting. 

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Two hours into the audition Idris posted a video on Instagram to give an update on the process. 


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Because of the big turn out the casting was forced to shut down earlier than expected. 

The Evening Standard reported that at around 18:00 the police was called by a staff member to report a large disorderly crowd. 

According to a police spokesperson the audition was cancelled by the organisers following a discussion with the police. 

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