NBC developing legal drama
Idris Elba, David Eick executive producingFollowing his seven-episode arc on "The Office," Idris Elba is staying in business with NBC.
The actor has teamed with "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica" executive producer David Eick to executive produce a drama project for the network.
Written by feature scribes Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples, the untitled project is a hard-hitting legal drama about a vigilante lawyer who uses any means necessary to defend his clients against a corrupt district attorney and city establishment.
The British native recently wrapped the Warner Bros. feature "Losers" and will next be seen in the Screen Gems thriller "Takers."
O'Keefe and Staples were recently hired to do a Page One re-imagining of "Apaches" for Jerry Bruckheimer. They are writing "World's Most Wanted" for Universal and producer Neal Moritz, and they recently delivered their adaptation of the book "The Cruelest Miles" to Walden Media and producer Mark Johnson.
Elba is repped by ICM and the U.K.'s Roger Charteris. O'Keefe and Staples are repped by ICM and manager Brian Lutz.