Los Angeles: Actor Idris Elba has been cast as the male lead in thriller `Alive Alone` to play an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay.
The 41-year-old actor is replacing Matthias Schoenaerts, who was originally slated to play the lead character Jamal in the film, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The `Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom` actor will star alongside `Avatar` actor Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace, who starred in the Swedish adaptation of `Girl with the Dragon Tattoo`.
Rapace, who is the executive producer of the film plays a prostitute in the thriller.
`Alive Alone` is the directing debut for Khurram Longi.