According to Deadline Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of WB’s Tarzan as Chief Mbonga, a character that appeared in a number of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original stories.
Featuring a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, the live-action film will adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 book “Tarzan of the Apes” but is rumored to pick up at a point well past Tarzan’s origin story, instead following the hero 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.
Directed by David Yates the cast includes Alexander Skarsgård as the titular hero along with Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
Tarzan swings into theaters on July 1st, 2016.