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FAST AND FURIOUS 7 (2014): Djimon Hounsou cast in James Wan Film

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Djimon Hounsou cast in Fast and Furious 7. The casting of Djimon Hounsou in Fast & Furious 7 (2014) answers the question of who would be the first new female star to sign on to the James Wan directed film. Djimon Hounsou will play an unspecified role in the upcoming action franchise film.

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Djimon Hounsou

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On Djimon Hounsou acting career:

Hounsou’s film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing. He had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias. Hounsou received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate.

Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba in the 2000 film Gladiator. In 2004, Hounsou was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In America, making him the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar. That same year, Charlize Theron, a South African actress, was nominated for Best Actress and won for her work in Monster, and was the first time that one African man and one African woman were nominated for an Oscar in the same year. In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance.

Hounsou also acted in a supporting role in the 2009 science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver.

In 2011, he starred as a French commando in the French film Forces spéciales.

Director Tim Story told IGN that if he were to do a third Fantastic Four movie, he would like to have Hounsou as the Black Panther. In November 2008, it was announced that Hounsou would be providing the voice of the Black Panther in the upcoming animated series of the same name. Hounsou has signed on to play Abdiel in the film version of John Milton’s Paradise Lost with Benjamin Walker and Bradley Cooper.

We previously published these Fast and Furious 7 articles:

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Fast and Furious 7 (2014): Tony Jaa cast in James Wan Action Film

Fast and Furious 7 (2014): Nathalie Emmanuel cast in James Wan Film

Fast and Furious 7 also stars star Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, and Tyrese Gibson.

Fast and Furious 7‘s plot synopsis: “After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge.”

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Source: Wikipedia, Deadline

 

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