The long-planned movie adaptation of the novel by Paulo Coelho "The Alchemist" has acquired the title role performer. According to Deadline, Laurence Fishburne will take the directorial post, and Idris Elba will play the shepherd Santiago.
Let us remind you that the work, based on the classic scheme of "searching for the meaning of life and yourself", was published in 1988, and since then has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over 65 million copies. Laurence Fishburne partnered with A-Mark Entertainment to acquire the movie rights to The Alchemist from Warner Bros. in 2007, and a year later he signed an agreement with The Weinstein Company on the joint production of the picture. However, since then there has been no news of the adaptation.
For Fishburne, this will be the second directorial project, in 2000 he released a movie called "Once in a Lifetime". The shooting and possible rental schedule were not specified at the time of this writing.
As for Idris Elba, in 2015 viewers could see the actor in the thriller "Gunman" and the science fiction movie "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron". In 2016, the movie "The Jungle Book" will be released, in which the actor will voice Sher Khan.
The Topic of Article: Idris Elba will star in The Alchemist.