Idris Elba has set his sights on an unlikely onscreen love interest – he wants to make a romantic comedy with Melissa McCarthy.
The No Good Deed star reveals he has already pitched the idea to Bridesmaids funnywoman McCarthy and she’s all for it, so now he just needs to find the right script.
He tells Us Weekly magazine, “I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an award show, and she said, ‘Yeah! Let’s do it!'”
If the project comes to fruition, it will mark Elba’s first foray into the world of romantic comedy and his newest thriller No Good Deed co-starring Taraji P. Henson is in theaters today.
Would you like to see the two talents star opposite one another in a romantic comedy? If you’ve got any plot ideas, leave them in the comments below!