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Djimon Hounsou Is Set To Star in Paramount Thriller 'A Quiet Place Part II'

The Beninese actor comes in replacing Brian Tyree Henry who withdrew over scheduling conflicts.

Djimon Hounsou will be joining the second iteration of the 2018 Paramount blockbuster thriller, A Quiet Place, Deadline reports.

The Beninese actor is stepping in to replace Brian Tyree Henry and will be playing a leading role in A Quiet Place Part II. Tyree was forced to exit the project due to scheduling issues. Hounsou will be joining the cast including Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Cillian Murphy.


The 2018 film, which grossed $341 million worldwide and was directed by John Krasinski, follows a family attempting to continue to live through a post-apocalyptic world alongside blind extraterrestrial creatures with an acute sense of hearing.

Hounsou has had quite a year so far. You may have seen him in Captain Marvel and Shazam!, and will be playing a lead role in The King's Man—the prequel to Kingsman directed by Matthew Vaughn. He's also set to join the cast of Marvel's revisionist superhero series, What If...? as well as play one of the Bosleys in Elizabeth Banks' reboot of Charlie's Angels—premiering in theaters this November.

CAA, Elevate and The Safran Company all represent Hounsou.

A Quiet Place Part II is set to be released in theaters March 20, 2020. Krasinski is set to direct again with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller producing for Platinum Dunes.

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#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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