The British actor says he’ll have to fund the project himself because he’s been dropped by his label.

Idris Elba has got another album in the works following last year’s Mi Mandela, which he recorded in South Africa and Mali after filming his role as Nelson Mandela in the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

The next project is an album inspired by his character DCI John Luther from the ridiculously addictive BBC drama series. Speaking to the Evening Standard at the world premiere of his new documentary Mandela, My Dad And Me in London, he wouldn’t reveal any artists he planned to work with on the project but said: “Musically I would like to work with any one of The Marley Brothers, I would like to work with Janelle Monáe, Adele.”

Elba, who also has a sideline as a house DJ under the alias Driis, added that he will probably have to fund the project himself, as he’s been dropped by his label Parlophone. “It was not commercial enough. That’s fair enough,” he explained.

Meanwhile he’s just finished filming season four of Luther, while Fox is planning a pilot for a US version of the show.




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