Oscar winner and former Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior star Forest Whitaker has joined Orlando Bloom in the cast of the movie Zulu.

Directed by Jerome Salle, Zulu, should not to be confused with the Michael Caine classic of the same name from the 1960s.

This one stars Bloom and Whitaker as South African policemen who investigate crimes including the murder of 18-year-old Nicole Wiese, the daughter of a championship Springbok rugby player.

Zulu is set to start filming in Cape Town this July.