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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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Twitter Set to Build New Africa Headquarters in Ghana

According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, their new Africa headquarters will be in Ghana — beating strong contenders such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, has reportedly announced that the social networking service will be basing its new Africa headquarters in Ghana. The announcement was shared, earlier today, on Twitter's own blog and via Dorsey's personal account. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo quickly confirmed the news, stating that Ghana welcomed the announcement and the confidence reflected by the giant social media company's choice of country.

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