Idris Elba has a ton of fun in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D and it shows. In fact, he’s able to bring enough crazy to go toe-to-toe with Nic Cage in a Neveldine/Taylor film. As the drunken, French, priest “Moreau” he chews scenery in all the right ways. It’s quite a change-up from the majority of his work, which is subtle and more grounded. Here, you can just tell he’s having a blast.
“In the successor to the worldwide hit ‘Ghost Rider,’ Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.”
I recently had a chance to sit down with Elba in New York for to talk about playing “Moreau” as well ass two projects that have you (and me) foaming at the mouth – Prometheus and The Pacific Rim.
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D hits theaters on February 17th. It also stars Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido and Johnny Whitworth.
Hit the jump to check out my interview with Elba.