Djimon Hounsou to Lead in Adaptation of ‘Same Kind Of Different As Me’

Way back in 2009, Samuel L. Jackson was attached to star in an adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller “Same Kind Of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, An International Art Dealer, And The Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together,” by Denver Moore, Ron Hall and Lynn Vincent, which tells the true story of 3 unlikely people who team up to try and solve homelessness in Fort Worth, Texas.

The longer description reads:

“A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana… and an East Texas honky-tonk…. and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda… an upscale New York gallery… a downtown dumpster… a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.”

Renee Zellweger has signed up to co-star in the film adaptation of the book, playing (from the title) “the unlikely woman who bound them together” – Ron Hall’s wife, who introduced him to Denver Moore and now confirmed, Djimon Hounsou has in fact replaced Samuel L. Jackson to play Denver Moore.
Playing Ron Hall will be Greg Kinnear and Jon Voight has also joined the cast.

The book is available from Amazon UK

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