Idris Elba is looking forward to working with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The 49-year-old star revealed that he met Hollywood heartthrobs at a party and wants to star in a film with the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actor.
Idris told the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column: “I recently went to a friend’s party and he was there, and we chatted.
“It felt like, you know, I’d love to work with this dude.
“He’s a really nice guy and obviously he’s an incredible actor, but you know when you just get a vibe with someone, and you’re like, ‘Ok Leo, let’s go at it. Check out this place.”
It was recently reported that Idris had re-entered the frame to be the next James Bond.
The ‘Luther’ star has often been suggested as Daniel Craig’s replacement as 007, but is believed to be in talks with film heads about a villainous role in the next film in the long-running spy franchise. .
However, he has now been asked to return to the controversy as he appealed to the audience in secret research.
A source said: “Idris had long been in talks to play a role in the next era of the James Bond story and was being considered for a role as an antagonist last year.
“However, talks about playing the lead have resumed as producers realized how popular he would be after conducting covert market research.
“He ranked highly among the diverse group of film lovers invited to participate in it.
“They didn’t want to see him as a nemesis—they want him as a hero.”
Idris had previously confessed that he would jump at the chance to play Bond.
He said: “James Bond is a hugely iconic, iconic, endearing character who takes viewers on this massive escapism journey.
“Of course, if someone said to me, ‘Do you want to play James Bond?’, I’d be like, ‘Yeah!'”