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District 9‘s Sharlto Copley joins survival thriller Beast

Idris Elba, of the upcoming “The Suicide Squad”, leads Universal film

Universal’s “Beast”, the survival thriller directed by Baltasar Kormakur and starring Idris Elba, has added a trio of faces to its cast.

Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Iyana Halley (“This is Us”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) have boarded the film, which is based on a Ryan Engle script about.

Says Deadline :

Elba stars as Dr. Nate Samuels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their teenage daughters to a game reserve managed by an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a rogue lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

Pic will be filmed entirely in South Africa during a 10-week shoot in the rural provinces of Limpopo and Northern Cape and in the city of Cape Town

“Beast” will be released by Universal Pictures in 2022.

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