Djimon Hounsou is set to star in the drama, The Trunk for Melee Entertainment.

Hounsou will play an aspiring concert pianist who fights to escape the ghetto as his jealous friends try to hold him back, says The Hollywood Reporter; Brian White, Boris Kodjoe and Thomas Krestchmann are attached as co-stars on the film, with White and Kodjoe having producer credits as well.

Sylvain White will direct and produce The Trunk the film; shooting begins in Oakland in December.