By Nicole Sperling
Updated April 01, 2009 at 04:13 AM EDT

It’s a good time to be Idris Elba, former star of The Wire. The 36-year old Brit is currently playing the new Dunder-Mifflin exec on The Office, and will be seen in theaters on April 24 in the drama Obsessed, opposite Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter. Now he’s closing in on a a role in the Warner Bros.-Dark Castle thriller Losers, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen). Elba is negotiating to play Roque, a black ops commando set up by the government. The project is based on a DC-Vertigo comic and will be directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard).