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FOX puts 'Luther' reboot on hold
FOX continues to think that Idris Elba is replaceable as the lead in "Luther," but the network has temporarily decided to stop trying.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has put its "Luther" reboot on hold until it can find the right actor to fulfill the cast-contingent pickup. The trade says that the lead role was briefly offered to Marlon Wayans, but it's unclear who decided that wasn't the away to go.
FOX will attempt to cast "Luther" again out of typical pilot development season when more actors become available.
Idris Elba remains attached to "Luther" in an executive producing capacity.