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LOVE CASTLE, NEXT BIG NOLLYWOOD MOVIE HITS CINEMA SEPT 10

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By Fawziyyat Yusuf

According to movie producer Funke Ogunmola, a culture-infused Nollywood film titled “Love Castle” will be released in theatres around the world on September 10th.

The film is mostly in English, with a few scenes in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba thrown in for good measure.

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The film ‘Love Castle,’ which starred the late Rachael Oniga as well as other Nollywood stars such as Desmond Elliot, is a gripping tale of culture and handicap.

On Friday, Ogunmola said ‘Adetutu had to leave her husband and daughter back in Houston Texas, U.S.A. against her wish and that of her husband to become a Regent in Nigeria at the death of her father.

“The cascading events that follow result in secrets being revealed. Regent Adetutu is trapped in the web of emotions and culture, with deadening taboos staring her in the face.”

Ogunmola, who also wrote the film and appeared in it, said the idea for the film had been in her thoughts for over ten years until she began writing the first draught in 2018.

She stated it took her almost a year to complete the script, which included multiple draughts, edits, and research.

Love Castle was shot in November 2019 in Ibadan, Nigeria, and February 2020 in Houston, Texas. The filming in the United States was finished barely two weeks before the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

Nollywood star Kehinde Bankole also spoke about the film after filming in Ibadan, describing the story as interesting.

“The route the movie producer went in telling this story is different. It is entertaining, it is rich in culture. I enjoyed every bit of the filming,” she said.

According to Ogunmola, the late Rachael Oniga after reading the script, sent her a message on WhatsApp saying: “This is a wonderful story and well scripted. I am in love with it.”

For the movie director, Desmond Elliott, he said that culture was well captured in the story. “I love the way the story transitioned from Western to Eastern Nigeria.”

Love Castle is Star-studded with seasoned actors like Kehinde Bankole (in the lead role), Jide Kososko, Lateef Adedimeji, Zack Orji, Rachel Oniga, Desmond Elliott, Femi Adebayo, Halima Abubakar, Jumoke George, and Beatrice Ogunmola.

It is an official selection of Toronto International Women Festival and Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival in 2021.

The movie is set for release Sept. 10 after being premiered in Lagos on Sept. 4.

 

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