Samuel L Jackson to shoot film in SA
05 February 2013, 11:21
Cape Town - Samuel L Jackson will be joining the cast of a new Japanese anime movie, Kite, which is set to be shot in Johannesburg later in February.
Acclaimed South African film producer and CEO of Videovision Entertaiment Anant Singh announded on Monday that Samuel has been signed on to star in the film, which will be produced by Singh and Los Angeles producer Brain Cox.
The project, which was previously helmed by the late David Ellis, has now been taken over by Johannesburg-born Ralph Ziman. Ziman is known for directing projects such as Jerusalema and The Zoo Keeper.
Pre-production on the film has already kicked off, while casting is underway to find local South African actors to fill several roles in the film.
'Zest and enthusiasm'
Among some of the cast members that have been confirmed for the project include Jackson, Secret Life of The American Teenager star India Eisley and Australian actor Callan McAuliffe.
Speaking about his involvement with the project, Jackson said: "The zest and enthusiasm David Ellis had for this project led to my commitment to do it. The same commitment to David leads met to fulfil my obligation to see his dedication fulfilled."
Singh has said he is "delighted" to finally be working with Jackson.
"Sam has been a friend for over 25 years and we served on the board of Artists for a Free South Africa together. I am delighted to finally be working with him, especially in South Africa."