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Max Beesley is seen on set for the first time filming Idris Elba's Apple TV+'s thriller Hijack


Max Beesley has been seen on set for the first time filming Apple TV+’s upcoming thriller Hijack.

The actor, 51, cut a pensive figure as he recorded the outdoor scenes in north London for the seven-part series, striding down the street before jumping into a waiting car.

Max will star in the series alongside Idris Elba, who is set to play accomplished business negotiator Sam Nelson, with the project the first to emerge from his first-look deal with Apple.

Emerging: Max Beesley has been seen on set for the first time filming Apple TV+'s upcoming thriller Hijack

Emerging: Max Beesley has been seen on set for the first time filming Apple TV+’s upcoming thriller Hijack

Max donned a black bomber jacket and matching T-shirt teamed with navy blue jeans as he strode with purpose towards the car.

For the scenes he was joined by two more actors as they jumped into the waiting car, with one of the stars seen heading down the street with a gun in hand.

Earlier this year Max starred in the Sky Max series The Midwich Cuckoos alongside Keeley Hawes, and in recent years he’s also had roles in Jamestown, Empire and Homeland. 

Low-key: The actor cut a pensive figure as he recorded the outdoor scenes in north London for the seven-part series

At work: He was seen striding down the street before jumping into a waiting car

Low-key: The actor cut a pensive figure as he recorded the outdoor scenes in north London for the seven-part series, striding down the street before jumping into a waiting car

Filming: Max donned a black bomber jacket and matching T-shirt teamed with navy blue jeans as he strode with purpose towards the car alongside his co-star

Filming: Max donned a black bomber jacket and matching T-shirt teamed with navy blue jeans as he strode with purpose towards the car alongside his co-star

Screen stars: For the scenes he was joined by two more actors as they jumped into the waiting car

Armed and ready! One of them was seen with a prop gun in his hand

Screen stars: For the scenes he was joined by two more actors as they jumped into the waiting car, with one of the stars seen heading down the street with a gun in hand

Coming soon: Hijack will focus on business negotiator Sam Nelson, who springs into action when his plane is hijacked

Coming soon: Hijack will focus on business negotiator Sam Nelson, who springs into action when his plane is hijacked

Superstar: Idris is set to star and executive producer Hijack, with the project the first to emerge from his first-look deal with Apple

Superstar: Idris is set to star and executive producer Hijack, with the project the first to emerge from his first-look deal with Apple

Max is set to star alongside Idris and The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi in the series Hijack, which focuses on negotiator Nelson who springs into action when the train he is travelling on is hijacked.

Idris’ production company, Green Door Pictures, signed a deal with the streamer back in 2020. 

A summary from Variety read: ‘Elba will play accomplished business negotiator Sam Nelson, whose fast-talking skills are called upon when a plane he is riding is hijacked.’

Anticipated: Max is set to star alongside Idris and The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi in the series Hijack, which focuses on negotiator Nelson

Anticipated: Max is set to star alongside Idris and The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi in the series Hijack, which focuses on negotiator Nelson

In the works: Idris' production company, Green Door Pictures, signed a deal with the streamer back in 2020

In the works: Idris’ production company, Green Door Pictures, signed a deal with the streamer back in 2020

Development: A summary from Variety read: 'Elba will play accomplished business negotiator Sam Nelson, whose fast-talking skills are called upon when a plane he is riding is hijacked'

Development: A summary from Variety read: ‘Elba will play accomplished business negotiator Sam Nelson, whose fast-talking skills are called upon when a plane he is riding is hijacked’

Synopsis: The network's synopsis added: 'Sam needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers - but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing,'

Synopsis: The network’s synopsis added: ‘Sam needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers – but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing,’

The network’s synopsis added: ‘Sam needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers – but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.’

The drama – written by George Kay – will be produced by 60Forty Films and Field Smith and Kay’s Idiotlamp Productions in association with Green Door. 

It comes following reports that Idris has walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to take over the role of James Bond, according to reports.

The star, 49, was the bookies’ favourite to replace Daniel Craig as the super spy, but is keen to pursue other roles – and has even put forward a list of proposed names to producer Barbara Broccoli of actors to play 007.

Filming is underway: The drama - written by George Kay - will be produced by 60Forty Films and Field Smith and Kay's Idiotlamp Productions in association with Green Door

Filming is underway: The drama – written by George Kay – will be produced by 60Forty Films and Field Smith and Kay’s Idiotlamp Productions in association with Green Door

A source told The Sun: ‘Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself.

‘However, he’s put forward names to play 007. He’s ‘informally’ in the decision-making process as he’s been in talks with producers for so long.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Idris and James Bond producers for comment.

Armed and ready: One of Max's co-stars had a gun in his hand as he filmed the scenes in the capital

Armed and ready: One of Max’s co-stars had a gun in his hand as he filmed the scenes in the capital

Drive, drive, DRIVE! Earlier this year Max starred in the Sky Max series The Midwich Cuckoos alongside Keeley Hawes, and in recent years he's also had roles in Jamestown and Empire

Drive, drive, DRIVE! Earlier this year Max starred in the Sky Max series The Midwich Cuckoos alongside Keeley Hawes, and in recent years he’s also had roles in Jamestown and Empire

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