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The movie world has a long and awkward association with Edgar Rice Burroughs’ half-naked hero Tarzan. Still best remembered for his Johnny Weissmuller incarnation from the 1930s and 40s, we’ve not seen a memorable live action interpretation since, though producers have certainly given it a stab with releases such as Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan (1984) and Tarzan In Manhattan (1989). Disney brought us two animated versions (one of which was scored by Phil Collins for some reason) and now Warner Bros hopes to breathe life into the old loin cloth yet. Guardians Of The Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has been announced in the role of “Chief Mbonga” for what the studio are banking on being an action-adventure smash.

He will join Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street). Hounsou has built a solid reputation for supporting parts over the years, and has a full slate »

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