Freshly Fried - October 5, 2018

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On Fridays our plantains are freshly fried!  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
Christian Bale to Play Dick Cheney
The method actor of all method actors has once again undergone an amazing transformation -  Christian Bale's next role will be former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Directed by Adam McKay ("The Big Short"), "Vice" is a biopic telling the story of Cheney's career in Washington.  
As you will see from the trailer below, Bale is unrecognizable - he put on 40 pounds (almost 3 stone), shaved his head and bleached his eyebrows for the role.  However, for Bale this is a walk in the park - for "The Machinist" he lost 60 pounds (4 stone!), then bulked up the very next year to play Batman.

Playing President George Bush will be Sam RockwellLynne Cheney by Amy Adams and Donald Rumsfeld by Steve Carell.
"Vice" is currently scheduled for release on Christmas Day.
Check out the trailer, what do you think of Christian Bale's latest transformation?

The Cast So Far in "Harriet"
Another biopic in the works is focused on a much more heroic figure - "Harriet" will chronicle the life of abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.

Filming has just started on the movie and the cast is impressive.  Cynthia Erivo will play the star as Harriet Tubman.  Erivo wowed audiences with her stunning performance in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple and is also known for her role in "Bad Times at the El Royale".  So far we know that joining her will be Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Clarke Peters, Zackary Momoh and Deborah Ayorinde.

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and, after escaping, helped others escape via the Underground Railroad.  Not only did she save the lives of many, she was also a spy during the Civil War and a campaigner for women's suffrage.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons (who co-wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard), a release date has not been set yet.
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting project!

Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple  image: Variety

Nollywood News
The Scoop on Gabriel Afolayan's Upcoming Role
Director and actor, Tokunbo Awoga has announced the cast for his current project, "Truncated".  Gabriel Afolayan, Toyin Abraham, Bolanle Ninalowo, Toyin Alausa, Ayo Adesanya, Afeez Eniola and Adekemi Taofeek are to star in the movie, which started filming on September 30.

Afolayan stars as Chike, an athlete with a bright future ahead of him.  Chike has everything going for him - he's talented, a rising star and he's met the woman of his dreams (played by Toyin Abrahim).  However, everything changes when he starts abusing drugs - his life spirals out of control and his career is left in ruins.

As filming of "Truncated" has just begun, we have yet to find out a release date - as usual, we'll keep you posted!

Gabriel Afolayan

Uche Jombo and Ini Edo's New Movie
Uche Jombo and Ini Edo have been working on "Heaven on My Mind" since last year.  The pair's studios - Uche Jombo Studios and MiniIni Empire Productions combined forces to create the movie, with Jombo and Edi co- directing.
 This is the first time these two talented actors have worked together like this, so we're super excited to see the result!

Ray Emodi and Mercy Aigbe star as Mr and Mrs Peters and the rest of the cast includes Femi Adebayo, Adunni Ade and Uche Jombo herself.  Nelson Jombo - Uche's brother - is producing the movie and Nneka Ojor is the writer.

The story line has so far been kept under wraps, but we do know "Heaven on My Mind is set to be released on December 7 - so not long to wait!

Heaven on My Mind

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