Prachya Pinkaew to go “Elephant” hunting

Thailand-set thriller to star Djimon Hounsou, Kevin Bacon

By Gregg Kilday

Thai director Prachya Pinkaew will make his English-language directorial debut with Millennium Films’ action thriller “Elephant White,” starring Djimon Hounsou and Kevin Bacon.

The director, whose credits include “Chocolate” and “Ong-bak,” will begin filming the screenplay by Kevin Bernhardt in Thailand on March 8.

Hounsou will play a mercenary, while Bacon portrays an old acquaintance of Hounsou’s character whose allegiance can’t be trusted.

Producing are Frank De Martini, Peter Safran, Tom Waller and Sally Lear. Avi Lerner, Christian Mercuri, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson serve as executive producers.