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Idris Elba Says Michael Jordan Shuts Down His Request To Play Him In A Biopic

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Michael Jordan Reportedly Shut Down Idris Elba's Request To Play Him In A Biopic

Michael Jordan Reportedly Shut Down Idris Elba’s Request To Play Him In A Biopic

It’s no secret that Idris Elba is a talented actor. However, Michael Jordan wasn’t feeling the idea of Elba playing him in a biopic. In fact, he actually shut the idea down.

During an interview with Complex, Elba shared exactly what happened.

“So Jordan had these wicked getaways in the Bahamas, you know what I’m saying? He would invite a bunch of people out. I think me and Gabrielle Union went out, we was promoting a movie, I think it might have been Daddy’s Little Girls and you know, I was gassed to be at Jordan Weekend.”

“I even said to him one time, ‘I want to play you.’ He was like, ’Hm, I’m not ready yet.’… I was dead serious, he continued.”

“In my head, playing Jordan wouldn’t be about playing the basketball player, it was about the businessman. He is a very astute businessman, really smart. And his work as a philanthropist is unspoken, but people don’t understand the work.”




Idris added, “He cares, he does a lot of work. So that’s where I was hinting at. I wanna play Jordan, I’m doing that. He was like, ‘I’m not ready for that story yet.’”

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