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October 2007

October 28, 2007

by Wilson Morales

While doing interviews for his latest film, 'This Christmas', Idris Elba has confirmed to blackfilm.com that he's in negotiations to play the lead role in Jada Pinkett Smith's directorial and screenwriting debut film, 'The Human Contract'.

Within the film, Julian Wright (Elba) is a charming and mega-successful businessman who hides a secret from the rest of the world which tears his soul apart every day. With his personal life in shambles, Julian will find himself willing to travel down the rabbit hole, as it were, when he meets Michael Reed, a gorgeous stranger who entices Julian to forget his rigid corporate world and try a more bohemian lifestyle, a decision that will not only affect his own life but those of his boss and co-workers, as well as inspire his half-sister Rita to re-examine her life with her abusive husband.

Will Smith and his producing partner James Lassiter will produce through their Overbrook Entertainment.Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris.




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