Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Nicholas Hoult Will Be JD Salinger
For Danny Strong's Rebel In The Rye
Bill Murray Talks His Cameo In Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
''They are tough to say no to...''
Bryan Fuller On Hannibal's Possible Future
''The odds are less than 50/50, and not in our favour...''
First Trailer For Concussion
Will Smith investigates American Football head injuries
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 August 2015
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Starts Shooting
The Harry Potter spin-off is officially underway
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
Tarzan
01 June 2016
The Hateful Eight
31 December 2015
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Barely Lethal (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Game (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious 7
Empire Star Rating
Seventh Son (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Focus (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Brit Up-And-Comer Joins David Yates' Tarzan
Misfits and Fresh Meat star Osy Ikhile gets welcomed to the jungle

18 June 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Osy Ikhile

A British actor to file firmly in the ‘one to watch’ bracket, Osy Ikhile has been recruited for the new 3D blockbuster take on Tarzan. According to The Wrap, Ikhile will be reporting for junglular duty alongside the double Oscar-nominated Djimon Hounsou.

Ikhile is a man in a hurry. The 25 year-old Londoner is appearing in Ron Howard’s whale tale Heart Of The Sea, in which he plays a sailor named Peterson, and alongside Nicholas Hoult in the David Niven-penned dark comedy Kill Your Friends. He’s a face that fans of TV comedies Misfits, Fresh Meat and Twenty Twelve should already be familiar with.

There’s no word on his Tarzan character, except that he’ll be taking a “key supporting role” that involves a chunk of time on set. Hounsou, meanwhile, will play a ‘villainous’ warlord, a qualifier that should make it easy to differentiate him from all the kitten-loving, charity-supporting warlords in the movie.

With Harry Potter man David Yates behind the camera, a sizeable budget and a starry cast, Warner Bros. has high hopes for its live-action 3D version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ vine fellow. Skarsgård will play the iconic ape man after he has left the jungle and settled in London, only to be called back into action at the behest of Queen Victoria and sent back to Africa. Her Maj asks him to investigate dodgy dealings around a mine. The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Robbie is Jane, while Samuel L. Jackson will be a comrade and Christoph Waltz a villain.

Tarzan will arrive in US cinemas on July 1, 2016, with a UK release in the same timeframe.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Look At Shredder In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
William Fichtner plays knifey-knifey
Tom Hardy In Talks For The Revenant
Update: He's confirmed for the revenge Western

Your Comments

VILLAIN?
Christoph Waltz is playing a VILLIAN?....... REALLY? Thats a bit of a stretch!!.....I bet he will be rubbish at it More

Posted by sjdoug at 14:28 on 18 June 2014 | Report This Post

Abundance of Skarsgårds
Which Skarsgård? For there are many. More

Posted by adamei at 10:42 on 18 June 2014 | Report This Post

Skarsgård is now so famous he only needs a last name... Still, fits with 'Tarzan' I suppose. More

Posted by MarkClarkMov at 10:32 on 18 June 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)