By Pulse NG
Since Hollywood actor John Boyega announced his decision to pump at least N9 billion into a movie with a full Nigerian theme, movie stars have begun making inquiries on how to be a part of the project.
Two prominent Nigerian movie stars, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde are being tipped by movie watchers to join the cast of the movie – barring the decision of the movie director whose identity is yet to be announced.
Boyega already revealed that the first Nollywood movie he watched while growing up was Blood Sisters, which featured Omotola and Genevieve.
I’m very interested in original Nigerian stories. I grew up on Nollywood. The first Nollywood film I ever watched was Blood Sisters with Genevieve Nnaji,” the 26-year-old actor told Power Lunch West Africa host, Onyi Sunday during his interview at CNBC Africa.
With this, Boyega might have hinted viewers the possibility of pairing the two movie stars, who have hardly worked together after a much hyped and imaginary rivalry.
Considering his star power as an A-list actor in Hollywood, John Boyega’s involvement in Nollywood might be key to unlock the industry’s greatness.
It is no news that the Nigerian movie industry has never really broken fully into Hollywood, even though the industry players have been at the periphery for long.
Nollywood’s best shot at gaining Hollywood’s attention has been the involvement of B-list Hollywood acts in Nigerian movies.
The list includes but not limited to Jeta Amata’s Black Gold which features Mikey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Akon and Sarak Wayne Callies; Inale, which features Hakeem Kae Kazim; Ay Makun’s 30 days in Atlanta which features Vivica Fox and 93 days which stars Danny Glover and Alistair MacKenzie.