Elba Up For Michael Jordan Biopic

Idris Elba (“The Wire”) revealed to IGN UK that he’s working hard at getting his planned Michael Jordan biopic up and running.

“Michael is a very private guy, but we’re working at it slowly. The film that I’m trying to make isn’t about the actual basketball, it’s about the business” said Elba during the press junket for the upcoming Guy Ritchie thriller “RocknRolla”.

He goes on to explain that “Michael Jordan is such a big international brand – how do you make that happen? How do you make that happen as a sports star? The brand has done so well for years.”

Elba isn’t sure he will star but he does intend to direct the project.