‘Game of Thrones’ Star Richard Madden Joins Idris Elba in ‘Bastille Day’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Richard Madden
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After playing the King in the North in “Game of Thrones,” Richard Madden is now ready to go on the run with Idris Elba in his next project.

Madden is set to co-star with Elba in the Focus Features action-thriller “Bastille Day.”

James Watkins will direct from a script by Andrew Baldwin.

StudioCanal is financing “Bastille Day” and will distribute it in France, Germany, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia, and is selling the rest of the world.

Philippe Rousselet is producing the project via his Vendome Pictures banner, along with Steve Golin, David Kanter and Bard Dorros for Anonymous Content.

Developed by Anonymous Content, the movie follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American man, who’s also a con-artist, “disappear” in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the American is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro.

After several more attacks, the operative realizes the young American is innocent and may be the only link to the person actually orchestrating the terrorist attacks.

Following his work on “Game of Thrones,” Madden has since been in the Discovery miniseries “Klondike” and can be seen next in Disney’s “Cinderella” directed by Kenneth Branagh where he plays Prince Charming.

He is repped by WME and Troika.

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  1. Thanks for the article Justin, I found the information valuable. You made every thing clear to read and understand. From what I gather I think Elba will play the U.S operative and that Madden will play the young American boy. No one’s actually revealed who plays what role.

    They were also shooting some scenes down London, which is where I’m from. So would you actually go to the cinema to watch this film upon it’s release?

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