Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star Idris Elba has signed up to star in a new thriller from Black List scribe Khurram Longi.

Elba will star alongside Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace in the film which is set to begin filming in March.

Alive Alone will be set in New York and Elba will play a Guantanamo Bay detainee while Rapace will play a prostitute on the run from her boss Worthington.