Djimon Hounsou will star in urban drama The Trunk for the trio of Los Angeles-basedcompanies Melee Entertainment, White, and Bluvoma Inc.

Brian White, Boris Kodjoe, and Thomas Krestchmann are alsoattached to the story of an inner city musical prodigy on the cusp of successwho discovers some of his closest friends will do anything to keep him down.

Sylvain White will direct from a screenplay by Joseph A Elmore Jr.Melee's Scott Aronson and Melina Kevorkian are producing along with Kodjoe andBrian White, and filming is slated to begin later this year in San Francisco.

Sylvain White's credits include the upcoming Stomp The Yard, which will be released by Screen Gems.

Hounsou will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in thethriller Blood Diamond.He received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for In America and his other credits include Amistad,Gladiator and Constantine.

Multimedia production and distribution company Melee's previousreleases include the teen drama You Got Served. White is a feature and televisionproducer in development on a number of projects, as is multimedia production companyBluvoma Inc.

Bluvoma has several international affiliates and is in talks withGerman production companies on worldwide distribution strategy.