Movie about Majek Fashek in the Works As JJ Okocha Makes His Nollywood Debut
konknaijaboy | On 29, Aug 2013
Nigerian football legend Austin JJ Okocha is said to be currently producing a movie about reggae star Majek Fashek.
Charles Novia is reportedly the screen play writer for the football legend’s Nollywood movie debut.
Majek Mashek role will be played by actor Francis Duru. Amongst the Nollywood stars expected in the movie include Stella Damasus and Sam Dede.
Charles Novia said that the movie is shooting on 35mm and has taken about 3 years to fine-tune. The major part of the movie will be shot in New York this October.
Francis Duru is said to have in the last eight months studying Majek’s character to fit the role. He is also taking guitar lessons.
“Whatever his travails and the public perception of him, Majek still remain a world class material, who has promoted so much interest worldwide with his type of genre of music,” said Francis about the reggae star Majek Fashek.
“So a movie of his life and career has to meet a world class.”
The movie is presently in its pre-production stages.