Hansou to play Kenneth Kaunda
Lusaka – Kenneth Kaunda’s untiring role in the struggle for the liberation of Zambia in particular and Africa in general will soon be on the big screen with Beninese-American actor Djimon Hansou playing the role of the independence icon.
Titled The Struggle, the screenplay will capture the life and times of the man widely recognised as the last surviving stalwart of Africa’s anti-colonial battles.
Expectations are that The Struggle will be released before 2021 is out.
Hounsou (57) also joins the production crew as one of the executive producers while playing the lead role, according project originator and executive producer Frank Kasonde.
According to synopsis, The Struggle revolves around Zambia’s pre-Independence era and highlights the achievements and contributions of the man fondly known as KK, who is now 96-years-old. KK was to become Zambia’s Founding President in 1964, leading the country until 1990.
Kasonde has partnered actor and producer Zack Yanni on the production.
Hounsou is renowned for his roles, in among other movies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Blood Diamond, Kings Men, The Seventh Son, Baggage Claim, and Fast and Furious 7.