Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson are set to star in Screen Gems’ thriller “No Good Deed,” which Sam Miller (“Luther”) will direct from a script by Aimee Lagos (“96 Minutes”).
Will Packer will produce via his Rainforest Films banner along with Lee Clay, while Elba will exec produce with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams and Rob Hardy. Screen Gems prexy Clint Culpepper will oversee the project for the studio.
Story follows a former D.A turned stay-at-home mom and her two small children who are terrorized and kidnapped after she invites a handsome but mysterious stranger into their home to wait for help after his car runs off the road.
Production is skedded to start next month in Atlanta.
Elba, who previously starred in the Screen Gems pics “Takers” and “Obsessed,” currently stars on the BBC’s crime series “Luther,” for which he just won a Golden Globe. Thesp will soon be seen in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” and he’s also expected to reprise the role of Heimdall in “Thor 2.”
Henson, who next stars in Screen Gems’ upcoming comedy “Think Like a Man,” currently stars on CBS’ “Person of Interest.” She recently appeared in Tom Hanks’ “Larry Crowne,” and received an Oscar nom for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Miller has directed Elba in “Luther,” and also helmed episodes of “MI-5” and the upcoming series “Savage” for the BBC.
Elba is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content, U.K.-based Ken McReddie Associates and attorney Fred Toczek. Henson is repped by Vincent Cirrincione Associates and attorney Neil Meyer. Miller is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group, while attorney Linda Lichter reps Lagos.