Talking Drum Entertainment to release Nigerian rom-com
UK distributor Talking Drum Entertainment, responsible for the releases of Tango with Me and Flower Girl, have secured the rights to the hit romantic comedy When Love Happens. A UK theatrical release date has been set for 4 September, 2015.
The award winning film directed by Seyi Babatope, stars Weruche Opia, O.C Ukeje, Oreka Godis, Gideon Okeke amongst a host of other African stars.
When Love Happens tells the story of event planner Moduroti, the unlucky friend which love always seems to pass by, and in a country where culture demands that women get married by a certain age the pressure is on. Then things go from bad to worse, when in a cruel twist of fate Moduroti is asked by her obnoxious friend to plan her wedding.
Dapo Oshiyemi said, “While we are very happy to have secured the global rights to When Love Happens we would have preferred, if we didn’t have such a large gap in-between our releases, but at the moment it’s very difficult to find black films from the UK and Africa that have the right balance of creative and commercial elements for a sophisticated global audience.”
Talking Drum Entrainment are working on their very first feature film titled And the Spirit Slowly Dies to be directed by Michelle Bello, which is expected to shoot later this year in Nigeria and South Africa.
Source: Screen Africa 23 July 2015