September 08, 2003
Still More Constantine Casting

(via the forum)

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou (Amistad, Gladiator) are joining the cast of "Constantine".
Rossdale will play Balthazar, a nemesis of John Constantine, 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.

Also Shia LeBeouf has been cast as Chaz according to Greg's Preview page over at Yahoo Movies (which is a nice little collection of Constantine info).

I haven't had any coffee yet, but I have nothing snarky to say about any of this.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at September 08, 2003 08:44 AM .

All people involved so far sound like a good cast, I'm still wondering tho what will happen to the script...

Posted by: Niobe on September 8, 2003 09:21 AM

I like Djimon Hounsou. He's a good actor.

Posted by: Jen on September 8, 2003 10:59 AM

Shia was cast as Chaz. Was this the role Lou Taylor Pucci was trying out for? But I am liking this bit of casting news so far.

Posted by: Sunny on September 8, 2003 11:06 AM

I'm not sure if Lou was going for Chaz or not. I thought that character would be a little older (he's supposed to be a cab driver, they must have changed that). But I LUFF Shia, so I'm happy to hear this casting news as well.
I wonder how Gavin Rossdale will do? He sure is pretty.

Posted by: krix on September 8, 2003 11:26 AM

I don't know ANY of these people!
Which probably says more about me then about them :-)

Did you have that coffee yet? I ran out of it here at the office & can't get a new supply, so I'm sucking at a coffee-filter from last friday right now. Tastes kind of stale ;-)

Posted by: Julie on September 8, 2003 12:51 PM

Wait! I just remembered! I DO know Gavin!!! Thank god, I'm not so 'out of it' as I thought! Must have been the lack of caffeine :-)

Posted by: Julie on September 8, 2003 12:55 PM

I like this bit o' news too; I really liked Djimon Hounshou in Gladiator. He made the audience realize that these guys were real people with lives before they were slaves. The last scene of the movie is all his, and its very touching.

Posted by: Chianti on September 8, 2003 01:10 PM

Gavin's married to Gwen Stefani, right? What a cast!

Posted by: MC at RD on September 8, 2003 07:22 PM

DH made his debut in 'Amistad' and he's really brilliant in that.

Posted by: Veronica on September 9, 2003 02:41 AM

I liked Djimon Hounsou in Four Feathers.
Djimon Hounsou was a model in London.
Gavin Rossdale is English, so are Tilda Swinton and Rachel Weisz.
Looks like an Englissh cast.

Posted by: Anne-Marie on September 9, 2003 02:59 AM
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