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Idris Elba and Naomie Harris starring in The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree

Idris Elba and Naomie Harris

They shared the screen as Nelson and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and now Idris Elba and Naomie Harris are planning to bring their chemistry to a new film, novel adaptation The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree.

Claire McCarthy wrote and will direct the indie drama, which draws from Ann Weisgarber's book. Harris will be the title character, pregnant with her latest child even as she worries about the five she already has with her untrustworthy husband, played by Elba. Worried about how her family will survive the incoming cold winter, she's forced to take matters into her own hands, preparing to fight for her survival and that of her children. Her husband, meanwhile, seems set on her staying put and focusing on his ambitions.

Sounds like it will be an intense, dramatic face-off between the pair, and the rights will be on sale at Cannes. Elba will next be seen in Star Trek Beyond (out July 22) and heard in Finding Dory (29 July). Harris has Our Kind Of Traitor due this week.

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