Idris Elba to Play Gangster Rapper in ‘The Trap’; Replaces Jamie Foxx

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Idris Elbawill replace Jamie Foxx as a gangster rapper in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino also star in the film, which Focus Features is in negotiations to acquire for U.S. distribution.

Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, “The Trap” finds Del Toro playing an ex-con out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend (Elba) who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Franco will play Elba’s drug-addled manager, while Pacino will play Del Toro’s parole officer. Pattinson will play a surfer who helps Del Toro exact revenge.

John Lesher (“Birdman”) will produce via his Le Grisbi banner along with Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz and DCM Film’s Marc Schmidheiny.

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