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Djimon Hounsou and Orlando Bloom Will Team Up for Zulu

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11:  Actor Djimon Hounsou attends the 'Midnight In Paris' photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Djimon Hounsou;

Here's a new pairing for the buddy-cop film archives: Orlando Bloom and Djimon Hounsou have joined Zulu, directed by The Tourist screenwriter Jérôme Salle. The plot details two Cape Town cops investigating the murder of a pro rugby player's 18-year-old daughter. The casting news comes on the heels of Paradise Lost being scrapped — Hounsou had been cast as the Angel of Death — but our Bradley Cooper-as-Lucifer loss is everyone's Bloom-Hounsou potential chemistry gain.

Photo: Ian Gavan