Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou are poised to join Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Constantine” for director Francis Lawrence. Based on an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book “Hellblazer,” the film will star Keanu Reeves along with Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton.
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. Rossdale will play Balthazar, a nemesis of Reeves’ character, while 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.
Rossdale recently signed on for a part in the Brittany Murphy-starring “Little Black Book” and has already completed a part in the soccer-themed “The Game of Their Lives.” As first reported here, he has also been working on his maiden solo album in Los Angeles.
Hounsou next stars in Jim Sheridan’s “In America” for Fox Searchlight Pictures. He starred opposite Angelina Jolie in “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” and recently signed on to join ABC’s “Alias.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Amistad” and is well known for his work opposite Russell Crowe in “Gladiator.”