Idris Elba Was the Perfect Leading Guy for ‘Beast’ – and the Movie’s More substantial Concept, EP Jaime Primak Sullivan Shares [Exclusive] at?v=kdnfDsaC2cM

When it arrived to casting the direct job of Dr. Nate Samuels, Beast executive producer Jaime Primak Sullivan experienced a unique vision of which actor could be the embodiment of survival – and it all came down to actor Idris Elba.

 “When I 1st experienced the idea it was by no means about the actor,” she explained to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “It was about the survival.” And whilst Sullivan by no means experienced a particular actor in mind, she did want her major gentleman to be a Black actor. “We’ve found each individual Liam Neeson survival thriller, so we know that white gentlemen know how to endure,” she joked.

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