Here is a sneak peek at the movie about former President Robert Mugabe. The movie which stars Nigerian superstar Hakeem Kae-Kazim is dividing feelings with some arguing that a local actor would have portrayed Mugabe much better than Kae-Kazim.
THE choice of renowned Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim to play former President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming movie, The Hero, has torched a storm among local film-makers and among social media users who believe the actor was not the best choice for the role.
Following the release of the trailer to the movie, which has been circulating on social media, the local thespians said a local actor could have played the role better. Co-line producer of the movie, Taurai Kawara declined to entertain questions from NewsDay Life & Style and referred this paper to the movie’s United States-based producer, Ofime Rodgers, who was, however, not reachable.
Names that came up, as debate raged online, included top-billed actor Tongayi Arnold Chirisa and Tendai Maduwa, who recently produced his debut film after featuring in a string of local productions.
Watch the trailer of the movie: