Michael Jordan Shut Down Idris Elba's Request To Play Him In Biopic

Could we receive a Michael Jordan-approved biopic one day? Most likely…and when it goes down, Idris Elba wants that starring role as the basketball legend. Biopics were already all the rage but in recent years, we’re seeing more of these films on big and small screens. Elba has been hailed as one of the leading forces in Hollywood as studios and festivals around the world clamor for his talents, but one of the roles the actor wants the most is that of Michael Jordan.

Elba recently chopped it up with Complex and revealed his story behind asking Jordan face-to-face if he could portray him in a biopic. Things didn’t go the way he wanted.