Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton side-by-side

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"Three Thousand Years of Longing" has just added two huge stars.

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are set to star in the upcoming film from writer-director George Miller, Deadline reports. Their characters haven't been named yet, but the project is described as a fantasy romance with a genie at the center of it. The plot has largely been kept secret so far.

Elba and Swinton have each starred in a number of high-profile projects. Elba is currently shooting the Fast & Furious spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, while Swinton's latest, "Suspiria," is supernatural horror flick that stars Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth. Elba, a Golden Globe winner, has also appeared in "Avengers: Infinity War," "Molly's Game," "Beasts of No Nation," and many more. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Swinton's resume includes "War Machine," "Okja," and "Doctor Strange," among others.

The film's writer-director has an impressive body of work, too. Miller was most recently behind the Oscar-nominated "Mad Max: Fury Road" (and is an out-and-out visionary) so "Three Thousand Years of Longing" is putting together quite a team.

Production is expected to begin in 2019.

[via: Deadline]