Idris Elba To Star In Comedy Based Own His Childhood
Idris Elba has created and will star in a comedy loosely based on his own childhood. Titled, The Long Run, the project will also star Bill Bailey and air on Sky 1 and streaming service NOW TV. Check out the description below.
A comedy about family and community, In The Long Run is set in 1985 London where the Easmons live amid the tower blocks. Life for Walter (Elba) and Evelyn Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. Walter works hard alongside his mate and neighbor Bagpipes (Bailey) at the local factory while Evelyn patrols the estate selling make-up door-to-door.
Their British born son Akuna and his best friend Scott hang out on the estate playing football and doing their best to dodge the local thugs. But when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives to the UK, his energy and lust for life changes everything. He crashes into their lives bringing laughter and chaos and igniting a passion for music in Akuna.