John Boyega Set To Produce South African Film
After announcing that he would be investing in Nollywood, John Boyega made a U-turn?
Last year the British-Nigerian actor said he is ready to invest in Nollywood by shooting a low budget Nigerian movie with about $20-$25million (N8 billion), but now he will be executive-producing a South African crime-thriller, God Is Good.
God Is Good will be set in Cape Town’s Cape Flats and will follow a reformed gangster-turned-pastor who crosses paths with a volatile detective, after an act of brutal violence sets them on a collision course with a heinous gang lieutenant.
John Boyega's UpperRoom Productions will produce the upcoming movie along with a young UK production outfit, Bandit Country.
Boyega's brand-new record label, UpperRoom Records, will also oversee the film’s soundtrack.
John Boyega spoke in a recent interview about the project:
"A powerful and important story that explores themes of fathers and fatherhood, toxic masculinity, race and faith in a community that has become trapped in an unending cycle of violence and racial oppression, and where sometimes it seems for men that violence is the only way of achieving power.
"The team will work with artists across the continent of Africa to create a soundtrack that represents and gives voice to the incredible range of musical talent and sound that the continent produces."
Shooting is set to start later this year.
Nollywood is still waiting for John Boyega to fulfill his promise.
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Excited to be working on a second project with Josephine Rose and her production company Bandit Country, as executive producer via my production company UpperRoom Productions, on South African Crime-Thriller “God is Good”. Also very excited to build the soundtrack with my team Yara Shaikh @msyarashaikh and Stefan A.D Wade @mrashleydavid, via my record label UpperRoom Records! I remember putting wiz kid’s Daddy Yo in Pac Rim and that kickstarted something special for me and now we get to expand on that!
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