Idris Elba has moved on from addressing those rumors about becoming James Bond — Daniel Craig is already suiting up as the secret agent in 2019 — but there is one role he would absolutely say yes to for the big screen.

“’The Alchemist’ is one of the first books I read that I loved,” the 45-year-old British actor told Fox News. “’The Alchemist’ is a really beautiful story, and I really would love to play that character and be in that film. It’s a great, great story. Very simple, but it has a real touchstone and heart to it.”

But Elba, who shot to fame as drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO’s hit drama “The Wire,” doesn’t need much convincing to pursue acting. He insisted that when it comes to diversity in Hollywood, there’s progress in sight.