Sci-Fi Wire (US), September 8, 2003

Constantine Cast Grows

Rock star Gavin Rossdale and actor Djimon Hounsou are poised to join Warner Brothers' Constantine, based on the DC/Vertigo comic series Hellblazer, for director Francis Lawrence, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton star.

The film centers on John Constantine (Reeves), a man who dabbles in the occult and teams with a female police officer (Weisz) to fight evil forces, the trade paper reported. Rossdale will play Balthazar, a nemesis of Reeves' character; Hounsou will star as Papa Midnite, the owner of an occult club who was once a demon fighter like Constantine, but is now trying to get out of the business, the trade paper reported. Kevin Brodbin wrote the original script, with a rewrite by Mark Bomback and Frank Cappello.

Rossdale is frontman of the rock band Bush. Hounsou starred opposite Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and recently signed on to join ABC's Alias in a recurring role.




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