Djimon Hounsou Is King Arthur’s Merlin?

Djimon Hounsou is in talks for the role of King Arthur’s mentor in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming “Knights of the Round Table” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam plays Arthur, Astrid Berges-Frisbey is Guinevere and Jude Law is in talks to play the villain in the project which aims to be the first of a potential King Arthur franchise.

Hounsou’s role is described as a “Merlin-esque figure”who trains and mentors Arthur in the film. Hounsou takes over from Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” collaborator Idris Elba who was also reportedly up for the role but couldn’t do it due to scheduling issues.

Joby Harold wrote the script and is producing with Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. The film is slated to open July 22nd 2016.

Source: Variety