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Star of Luther and The Wire up for cameo in the record-breaking British comedy adapted from the TV show

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Pacific Rim star Idris Elba would "do anything" to be in the the sequel to The Inbetweeners, the astonishingly successful British teen comedy adapted from the Channel 4 TV series, according to one of the film's actors.

Speaking to Empire about The Inbetweeners 2, Anthony Head, who played Will's dad in the first movie, said: "I was at a gig with Idris Elba recently and he says he'll do anything in it. He said he'd do a walk-on, so I've got to email them and say: 'Idris Elba wants to be in it.'"

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