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Casting News Roundup - Djimon Hounsou Joins 'Tarzan' + Bookings For Keith David, Keith Powell, Joseph David Jones

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 4, 2014 at 8:00PM

Film & TV casting news not previously announced...
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First, Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Warner Bros' David Yates-directed Tarzan movie, which stars Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie. Hounsou will play a Chief Mbonga in the film - the wise old patriarch, as he's described by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who used the superstitious fears of his people to his own ends, with the help of a witch-doctor.

Second, Joseph David Jones has been cast in a recurring role in in Amazon’s drama pilot "Hysteria," from Shaun Cassidy, Alcon and Universal TV. He joins James McDaniel and star Mena Suvari in potential series that follows an exceptionally bright but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist (Suvari) at the University of Texas Medical School, who travels to her hometown of Austin, TX to investigate a mysterious epidemic among high school girls that might be spreading through technology. McDaniel will play a Dr. Carl Sapsi, who is a local Austin doctor, baffled by the outbreak, who is initially eager to work with Suvari's character to uncover the epidemic's mystery, but then starts to separate himself from her, when she becomes a pariah in the community. And Joseph David Jones will play a Deante Sanstreet, a straight A UT student.

Third, Keith Powell has been cast on the final season of HBO’s "The Newsroom" in a recurring role, playing Wyatt Geary, the new Human Resources Vice President for AWM.

And fourth, Keith David will be part of an ensemble cast for DirecTV's first original scripted comedy series, "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight," which is based on Tony winner Peter Ackerman's critically acclaimed play of the same name, and explores a variety of modern-day relationships through the conceit that nothing good happens after midnight. The series is set in Los Angeles and takes viewers on a 12-hour collision course that begins at dusk and ends at dawn. The series starts with Ben (Stephen Schneider), a sweet, young Jewish professor of English at a university who is stunned when his girlfriend, Nancy (Collette Wolfe), makes an anti-Semitic remark during an intimate encounter in his office. Leo (Parker Young) and Phil (Jimmy Ouyang) play two 19-year-old sophomores who come up with a scheme to prank the university's dean (Keith David), only to have their plan foiled by security guard Dawn (Kerri Kenney). Grace (Alanna Ubach) is in the middle of a late-night session with her therapist Mark (Eddie Kaye Thomas), who has offered to set her up on a blind date with his brother, a man who is radically different than her past suitors. Donald Abramson (Kurt Fuller) has been unhappily married for 40 years to the jealous and perennially suspicious Estelle (Lin Shaye), who has driven him to therapy to work on their relationship. Pedro (Jorge-Luis Pallo) and Pedro (Ivo Nandi) are brothers from a large family hired by Donald to count, stack and label rolls of carpeting. What seems like a night of simple menial labor ends with the brothers being targeted by a hit man, Clean Gene (Hugh Dillon). The series will air on DirecTV's Audience Network later this year.

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