Freshly Fried - November 2, 2018

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Get ready for a sizzling serving of news from the entertainment world!  Here's our "Fryday" fry-up:

Nollywood News
AFRIFF 2018 is Almost Here!
The 8th African International Film Festival will be held from November 11-18 in various locations around Lagos.
This exciting event brings together filmmakers, actors, and artists as well as showcases talent in the movie industry from all over the world.

Founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, has announced that the theme this year is 'The many Faces of Women', saying that this topic is " a visual portrayal of women in cinema that raises discussions on a central question 'What is Woman?' "
Many of the films are either directed by women or have women as their main protagonists.
140 titles - 31 of which are Nigerian -  will be screened at this year's festival, ranging from shorts and animation to documentaries and student projects.

We talked about Nigerian Prince a few weeks ago, and this will be one of the 11 movies screened at the end of the festival.  Other Nigerian movies in this group are Where is Kyra (Nigeria/USA), The Delivery Boyand Kasala
It's super exciting to see creativity celebrated in such a way and for artists to be able to show their work to an international audience.

For more information on everything AFRIFF, go to

Set Photos Reveal Cast of "Demurral"
Elijah Tolulope has a new movie in the works and we're excited to see the cast.  Recent photos from the set of "Demurral" show Bimbo Akintola, Deyemi Okanlawon, Toyin Alausa, and Jide Kosoko working alongside each other.

Demurral is being shot all over Lagos and, as it's still being made, the plot is yet to be revealed.   If the cast is anything to go by, this is set to be a hit!

As well as the previously mentioned stars, Yinka Alabi, Toyosi Fasae, Mimisola Olamide Daniels and Foloronsho Adeola are cast in Demurred.  Stay tuned for more on this exciting project!

Demurral Set
image: Demurral The Movie Instagram
Hollywood News
Eddie Redmayne to Star in "The Trial of The Chicago 7"?
Rumour has it that Eddie Redmayne is in talks to star in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7.
The movie is based on true events - the infamous trial in 1969, where 7 men were charged with conspiracy against the government.

Redmayne will (hopefully) be playing Tom Hayden, a civil rights and anti-war activist who co-founded the Students for a Democratic Society.  He was one of the 7 fated men who stood trial.  Also in talks with Amblin Entertainment is Sacha Baron Cohen who, like Redmayne, has shown himself to be incredibly versatile in his roles.

Who else would you like to star in this flick?  We'll keep you updated as always!

Eddie Redmayne
image: The Hollywood Reporter

Check Out the "Serenity" Trailer!
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are making movie magic again (remember Interstellar?), this time in the  mysterious thriller, Serenity.
Steven Knight (Locke) is directing with Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou and Jeremy Strong co-starring.

McConaughey plays Baker Dill, a fisherman who's living the simple life...until his ex-wife (Hathaway) turns up asking for help.  In an abusive relationship with seemingly no-one else to turn to, she pleads with Bill to help her get rid of her partner - for good.  The more involved he becomes with his wife again, the more his past comes back to haunt him.

This is a movie full of twists and turns - check out the the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments!

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