Police shut down Idris Elba open casting call after huge response

Police shut down Idris Elba open casting call after huge response

An open casting call for a film directed by the actor Idris Elba was cancelled on 8 May because of the number of people who tried to attend. The casting at Whitmore Community Centre in Hackney was aimed at finding extras for a film focused on the Afro-Caribbean community in Hackney in 1983. 16 days ago