Calvin Klein has announced that Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou will feature in its upcoming underwear advertising campaign.

He will be featured in global print and outdoor advertising for Calvin Klein Underwear, starting with the Fall 2007 season. The promotions support the launch of CK's latest product line, Calvin Klein Steel.

The company's campaign will launch internationally in more than 20 countries with print and outdoor media timed to coincide with September 2007 magazine issues.

Hounsou is the ninth man to be featured in Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns, which in the past have included footballer Freddie Ljungberg, actor Mark Wahlberg, and US Olympic pole vaulter Tom Hintanhaus.

"Djimon's look and style complement his accomplished acting career and make him uniquely suited to represent the Calvin Klein Underwear brand, and specifically the introduction of Calvin Klein Steel," said Tom Murry, president and chief operating officer of Calvin Klein.