'Some' way for Hounsou at Summit
EmptyDjimon Hounsou will star in Jeff Wadlow's action drama "Get Some," the first film to be launched from new indie studio Summit Entertainment.
Hounsou plays a mixed martial arts coach and mentor to an Iowa native (Sean Faris) who moves to Orlando and joins a no-holds-barred "Fight Club"-style group for teens. Amber Heard ("Alpha Dog") plays his girlfriend, and Cam Gigandet ("The O.C.") has been cast as his best friend.
The actor earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination this year for Ed Zwick's "Blood Diamond," four years after receiving his first nom in the same category for Jim Sheridan's "In America."
The Mandalay Independent Pictures production will be produced by Mandalay executive vp David Zelon and Craig Baumgarten. Chris Hauty wrote the screenplay, with Robert Munic and Gavin O'Connor penning later drafts.
Summit president of production Erik Feig and vp production Jean Song will oversee the film. Principal photography is set to begin this month.
Hounsou is repped by the Gersh Agency.