British actor Idris Elba will go up against a ferocious lion in the forthcoming survival movie Beast.
Deadline reports that the movie comes from Universal and will be filmed entirely in South Africa for a duration of 10 weeks in the rural provinces of Limpopo and Northern Cape in the city of Cape Town.
In Beast, Elba stars as Dr. Nate Samuels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa where he first met his late wife.
Nate makes the trip with his teenage daughters to a game reserve managed by an old family friend. The leisure outing becomes a fight for survival when a rogue lion (a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers) who views all humans as foes begins to stalk them.
South African actor Sharlto Copley will play Nate's old friend Martin Battles, Iyana Halley will portray Nate's 18-year-old daughter Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries will take on the role of Nate's 13-year-old daughter Norah.
Beast will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur in a collaborative effort with South African production companies Known Associates Entertainment (KAE) and South Africa's Department of Trade Industry and Competition (DTIC).
The movie is slated for release on August 19, 2022.