Hounsou to star in urban drama

Djimon Hounsou will star in the urban drama “The Trunk,” being directed by Sylvain White. Producing are Melee Entertainment, White and Bluvoma.

Pic, written by Joseph A. Elmore Jr., is the story of an inner-city musical prodigy on the verge of breaking out of his harsh existence who discovers that some of his closest friends will do anything to keep him down.

Also cast in the pic, which will begin shooting later this year in San Francisco, are Brian White, Boris Kodjoe and Thomas Krestchmann.

Producing are Melee’s Scott Aronson and Melina Kevorkian along with Kodjoe and Brian White.

Hounsou stars in the upcoming “Blood Diamond.”

Sylvain White directed Screen Gems’ upcoming pic “Stomp the Yard.”

Upcoming releases for Melee, which produced “You Got Served,” include “Pushed” and “Furnace.”

White is currently developing “Hustle.”

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