You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Thesp moves ‘East’ for Fox Searchlight

Hounsou to visit Sheridan's 'Harlem'

HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”).

Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded to begin lensing this month in Dublin and New York.

Hounsou will play a troubled Harlem-based artist who befriends an Irish immigrant who moves to Gotham with his wife and daughter to chase his acting dream ( Daily Variety, July 2). Hounsou will appear opposite Paddy Considine in the romantic drama.

Hounsou received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad.” He appears in helmer Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming Miramax/Paramount film “Four Feathers” with Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson.

Born in Benin, West Africa, Hounsou, repped by Brillstein-Grey and ICM, spent his teenage years in Paris. He is currently in France shooting helmer Alain Berberian’s action-thriller “Le Boulet” (Dead Weight) from producer Thomas Langmann.

More Film

  • Natalie Portman Drama 'Vox Lux' Joins

    Toronto Film Festival Adds Natalie Portman Drama 'Vox Lux'

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Anthony Bourdain and Asia ArgentoCreative Arts

    Asia Argento Denies Sexual Assault, Says Payoff Was Anthony Bourdain's Idea

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Lowell Peterson strictly Business Podcast

    Listen: WGA East Leader Lowell Peterson Guides Writers Through a Fast-Changing Business

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Pinewood’s Shepperton Studios Submits Plans for

    Pinewood’s Shepperton Studios Submits Plans for $640 Million Expansion

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Kelly Marie TranVanity Fair Oscar Party,

    Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out About Online Harassment: 'I Won't Be Marginalized'

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Sanfic: Alberto Fuguet on ‘Colo de

    Sanfic: Alberto Fuguet on ‘Cola de Mono,’ his First Gay-themed Movie

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

  • Boy Erased Trailer

    'Boy Erased,' 'Little Woods,' 'Shoplifters' Set for Austin Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    HOLLYWOOD — Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”) has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s pic “East of Harlem” from helmer Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”). Sheridan wrote the semiautobiographical script, which he will produce with Arthur Lappin through their production company, Hell’s Kitchen. Paul Myler is co-producing. The $10 million pic is skedded […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content