'The Wire' star Idris Elba is in negotiations to join 'Grey's Anatomy' star Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the film version of the Vertigo/DC comic 'The Losers'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that 'The Losers' tells the story of a group of Special Forces operatives who are set up by their own handler and embark on a revenge mission.

Elba, who played Stringer Bell in 'The Wire', would play the group's second-in-command, Roque, who is described as being "motivated by money".