The Weinstein Company has begun negotiations with Idris Elba (The Long Road to Freedom) for the actor to take part in the adaptation of the novel The Alchemist Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, reports Empire . The filming of this long-term construction is still planned to be led by the big fan of the talent Coelho , Laurence Fishburne, who has been attached to the project since time immemorial.|
The Alchemist has been translated into 67 languages, sold 65 million copies worldwide and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.The plot of the novel revolves around a young shepherd Santiago from Andalusia, who had a dream about a treasure. Having set out in search of treasures in Egypt, he found himself on the path of his destiny, where many adventures and trials awaited him, having passed which Santiago knew happiness.
The stumbling block for the creators of the project is still the question of the right balance between preserving the spirit of the book and a spectacular show for film lovers. According to the source, it is planned to allocate from 60 to 100 million dollars for the production of the painting. Earlier we wrote that Fishburne will also appear in the image of the old man Melchizedek , and one of the roles will be played by Javier Bardem, but by now these plans may have changed. In what role Elba is interested, Empire does not say.
The Topic of Article: Idris Elba can play Alchemist.