The Police ask Idris Elba to shut down casting after huge turn out

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Police called off a casting for extras in Idris Elba’s new project after thousands turned up. Idris put a call out for paid extras for a film “set in the Afro-Caribbean community in Hackney 1983.”

On Monday (8th of May), more than a thousand people were said to have crowded and queued outside the centre in Hackney but two hours into auditions, The Hollywood star was forced to put out a message on his Instagram page warning fans that the casting call was likely to be shut down and requested for people to send him headshots instead.  

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Here’s what fans managed to capture during the day.