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Djimon Hounsou, Alexis Knapp of 'Pitch Perfect' to Star in 'One'

6/17/2014

By Lucas Shaw
TheWrap

Djimon Hounsou and Alexis Knapp will star in "One," an action adventure film to be directed by "2.37" filmmaker Murali Thalluri. Main Street Films is co-producing and co-financing the movie with MK Create's Thalluri and the Kojo Group.

This will be the first movie produced under a South African and Australian co-production treaty singed in 2011. Production will take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a virus compelling different ethnic groups fight one another in search of a cure. Soldiers raid the house of Ava (Knapp) and sell her to a medical research facility. Doctors discover that Ava is immune to the virus and she becomes the world's great hope.

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Hounsou has a busy production slate lined up. He already appeared in "Guardians of the Galaxy," due out August 1, and "Seventh Son," due out next year, and has a role in the next "Fast & Furious" movie as well. Knapp made a name for herself in "Pitch perfect" and  will reprise her role as Stacie in the sequel, due out next year.

CAA represents both of them.

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