Djimon Hounsou to play Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege
Mumbai: Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou is set to portray the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege in biopic Panzi.
The film will be helmed by actor-turned-director Marie-Helene Roux, reported Variety. Mukwege is a prominent Congolese gynecologist who founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where for decades he has been treating thousands of women who have been raped by armed rebels.
1divided acquired the rights to the life story of Mukwege and his colleague and friend Guy-Bernard Cadiere. The two doctors, who have been working hand-in-hand to end sexual violence against women in Congo, co-wrote the book Panzi.