Idris Elba confronts a lion in “Beast”, the new film by Baltasar Kormákur. A survival in which the actor could have given the reply to his daughter Isan, and she was angry with him for not having been chosen by the producers.
Beast : Idris Elba develops his survival instinct
Survival specialist to whom we owe Survive, Everest and Adriftdirector Baltasar Kormákur stays in the genre with Beast. A feature film in which Idris Elba lends his features to Nate Samuels, a New York doctor who returns to South Africa with his daughters Norah (Leah Jeffries) and Meredith (Iyana Halley) to introduce them to the country of their mother, taken away by a disease.
When they arrive, they find Martin (Sharlto Copley), an old friend who welcomes them to his home and who decides to show them the nature reserve near where he is based. During an excursion, they find themselves chased by a rabid lionsole survivor of his troop decimated by poachers.
Benefiting from the photography of Philippe Rousselot, which gives the feeling that danger can arise at any time by composing long shots, Beast therefore tells the story of an absent and overwhelmed father who will reconnect with his daughters by doing everything to protect them. An effective feature film in which Idris Elba almost gave the answer to his real daughter Isanas the actor confided during his stint in The Breakfast Club.
A family matter
On the radio show, the comedian said:
She wants to be an actress and she auditioned and it came down to our chemistry. Strangely, despite our filial relationship, our chemistry was not good for the film.
When she found out she wouldn’t be in the film, Isan Elba apparently resented her father, and apparently didn’t not spoken “for three weeks”. Guest alongside the actor in The Breakfast Clubproducer Will Packer – close friend of Idris Elba – revealed that the star of Beast asked that his daughter not receive special treatment:
During the trials, Idris was not kind to her. He said to her, ‘Look, we’re going to make the decision that’s going to be best for the movie. I trust Will and the director. She was close to getting the part. But the nuances of a real-life relationship sometimes don’t show up on screen.
At 20, Isan Elba has so far played in a short film entitled Crimson Ties of Francesca Scorsese, the daughter of Martin Scorsese. The actress is in her debut and will potentially have the opportunity to give the reply to her father on another occasion. In Beast, Idris Elba therefore shares the poster with Leah Jeffries and Iyana Halley, very convincing and with whom he maintains touching relationships. The film is to be discovered from August 24, 2022 at the cinema.