Djimon Hounsou Signs On For Tarzan Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.04.2014
Playing Chief Mbonga...
Djimon Hounsou is set to co-star in Warner Bros.' Tarzan. Deadline reports that the actor, next seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, will play the character of Chief Mbonga. Mbonga was a semi-regular in Edgar Rice Burroughs' original stories. The film is adapting Burroughs' 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes but will pick up after Tarzan's origin, following him after having returned to and been assimilated by British civilization of the era. The action will then follow the Burroughs hero on a mission into the Congo under orders from Queen Victoria.
Hounsou joins Alexander Skarsgard. Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz in the film. It is being directed by David Yates and will hit theaters on July 1, 2016.