Friday, February 19, 2010

Prachya Pinkaew's Elephant White adds Bacon

Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of Elephant White, the English-language action drama being directed by Prachya Pinkaew and starring Djimon Hounsou. The addition of the Footloose star is according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hounsou, most recently on the Bangkok big-screen in the supernatural action film Push, plays Curtie Church, a mercenary in Thailand where, according to IMDb, he's "engaged by a 14-year-old girl who gives his life a new meaning." Bacon was last seen in Bangkok cinemas in the revenge flick Death Sentence. In Elephant White, THR says, he'll play "an old acquaintance of Hounsou's character whose allegiance can't be trusted."

Scripted by Kevin Bernhardt, producers include Frank DeMartini and DeWarrenne Films' Tom Waller. It's the first English-language feature for Prachya, whose previous directing credits include Ong-Bak and Tom-Yum-Goong starring Tony Jaa and Chocolate with female action star Jija Yanin.

Production is set to start in Thailand on March 8.

(Via Asia Pacific Arts, Cinema Blend)

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