11/11/2011 08:34 GMT | Updated 11/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Tom Hardy, Idris Elba In Running For 'Kill Bin Laden' Film By Oscar-Winner Kathryn Bigelow

Tom Hardy and Idris Elba could be in line for roles in Kill Bin Laden.

The British actors are amongst the names in the running for Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming political action film about terrorist Osama Bin Laden and Navy SEALS, reported Deadline.

Jason Clarke is the first name officially on board and is said to play a terrorist hunter in service of the US efforts to hunt Osama Bin Laden.

Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Rooney Mara and Nina Arianda are also being considered for roles.

Filming on the movie, which has been written by Mark Boal, is set to begin early in 2012.