It’s the weekend and time to check out the latest and seemingly interesting trailers coming out of Nollywood, and a few good ones (or one) out of Hollywood with an African connection.
Here are our 5 latest Nollywood and Hollwood new trailers to check out:
- The Jungle
“Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.”-ComingSoon.net
2. The Boss is Mine
“An enterprising young man comes to a decision to employ a maid and a cook in order to ease his fiancée’s return. What he did not bargain for was a tug-of-war between the maids for his romantic attention.
Produced by The ORACLE Films. Executive Producers: Queendalyn Oku and Okechukwu Oku. Screenplay by Patrick “Koinage” Nnamani. Director: Okechukwu Oku. Starring: Imeh Bishop Umoh as VICTOR, Mike Godson as OGA, Daniella Okeke as GABRIELLA, Sapphire Obi as NGOZI, Mary Ogbonna as ANU, Osita Chukwu as MUSA.”
3. Gidi Culture
Halima is faced with the challenge of re-familiarizing herself with Gidi culture, after having left the city of Lagos (Las Gidi) to study abroad. Will she succeed? Or will she plummet into bad company and fall prey to the enmity amassed by some of the hardened youth of Nigeria?
Only time will tell as Halima’s life unfolds in “Gidi Culture”…
Starring AMARA ONOH , AMINA NDIMI, BEDDIE MEMBER, DONATUS UWA, KIKI OMELI, MEG OTANWA, SEUN AJAYI, SEUN KENTEBE, TAYO DAVID & TONI TONES. Directed by Tunde Anjorin. Written by Tunji Anjorin & Adeniyi Adeniji.
4. The Visit – Nse Ikpe
Starring Nse Ikpe Etim, Bayray Mcnwizu, Femi Jacobs, and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
Directed by Funke Fayoyin.
Produced by Koga Studios.
Release date: October 16, 2015.
Two couples live together in the same house but have different lifestyles. Their differences become the source of conflict, and the most intriguing and suspense filled drama.
5. 4-1 Love
“Uju Amadi has lofty dreams of being a world-renowned poet. She uses a pen name online and develops quite a large following. Her poems on love and healing are a balm to the soul of a wheel-chair-bound millionaire, Philip Obodo (Kenneth Okonkwo) who is grieving the loss of his teenage daughter. The two have a special online connection but unfortunately Uju in reality is in a relationship with an Internet conman Osazie, who specialises in online romantic scams where he cons women out of money. How Uju manages to juggle this love triangle is the premise on which this film is built. Produced by Okey Ezugwu/Oakfil Productions. Starring Kenneth Okonkwo, comedian Bovi, Ebele Okaro, Bryce Bassey, Lilian Esoro, Bobby Michaels, and Anthony Monjaro.”
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