STRANDED ON THE ISLAND
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[ October 18th 2004 ]
Hounsou is hopping over to The Island. The actor
has signed on to star alongside Ewan McGregor
and Scarlett Johansson in the Michael Bay-directed
sci-fi project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project centers on a harvested being (McGregor)
who must escape the seemingly perfect facility
where he's being held. The only person (Johansson)
he can trust is also pregnant with the child of
her sponsor. Hounsou will play the utopian community's
head of security. Steve Buscemi will also appear
in the film.
Legend of Zorro writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto
Orci will pen the screenplay, from a spec script
by Caspian Tredwell-Owen. Bay is scheduled to
begin shooting in late October. Hounsou, 40, last
starred in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle
of Life, Biker Boyz and In America, for which
he earned a best supporting Oscar nomination.
He next stars opposite Keanu Reeves in Constantine,
which is scheduled for release in February.