In February, we reported that Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan had signed on for a role in the comic book adaptation The Losers. Apparently, this film needed more fanboy material because they’ve tapped two more cult favorites to join the cast. According to LatinoReview, Zoe Saldana (above) and Idris Elba are in negotiations to co-star in the action film with Sylvain White directing.
The Losers are a special black-ops team whose members originated from several different branches of the military. In their own units, each one of them at some point or another lost a soldier under their command, hence they dubbed themselves “The Losers.”Idris Elba will star as Rogue, the second in command behind Morgan’s Sarge Clay. He’s seriously scarred and has a sick obsession with money. Saldana will play Aisha, who is simply described as “a cold-blooded loose canon.” The script was written by actor/producer/writer Peter Berg (Hancock) and James Vanderbilt.
Zoe Saldana will star as Lt. Uhura in next month’s Star Trek, while Idris Elba is best known for his regular role on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire. I’m not the biggest fan of Saldana, but I love Idris Elba. Within these past few years the film industry has been taking notice of the British actor’s talent.
What do you think of the latest editions to The Losers? Do you think this movie will be good or garbage?