Djimon Hounsou Joins Tony Kaye’s ‘African Historical past Y’ – .
EXCLUSIVE: Djimon Hounsou has climbed the African story Y by director Tony Kaye.
The act is kept under wraps and only billed as a “story of tragedy and redemption”. Charles Chanchori, Jason Corder and Kaye write. DeForrest Taylor, Marc Le Chat, Kaye and Raymond J. Markovich produce.
Kaye said, “Djimon and I met shortly after American History X. It was a cathartic meeting and I knew right away that he was an actor to work with. The material had to be right and thank god, now we have a project to work on together. The color cameras in my head are ready to work in Africa. “
Hounsou said, “African History Y could not have come at a better time than I am researching to bring more extraordinary African stories to the world. I’m very excited to be working with Tony, and it’s kind of predetermined that he and I have come full circle to work together. “
American History X filmmaker Tony Kaye directs Civil
Kaye is a six-time Grammy-nominated music video director who credits Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train,” “Dani California” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, “What God Wants” and “Help Me” by Roger Waters, and Johnny Cash’s “God Will Knock You Down.” In his 1998 New Line drama American History X, Edward Norton starred as a retired neo-Nazi skinhead trying to stop his younger brother from going down the same wrong path as him. Brought the actor an Oscar Nomination for Best Actor.
Hounsou received an Oscar nomination for supporting actor for Blood Diamond and another previously for In America. He also received a Golden Globe Best Actor Drama nomination for Amistad. Next year he will appear in The King’s Man (February 12) at the 20th Century Studios and in Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II (April 23). Hounsou is represented by The Safran Company, CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Kaye is represented by Untitled, AIG, and US Law.