UK-Based Firm Buys Brenda Fassie’s Film Rights

UK-based film and television production company Showbizbee announced that they acquired rights to film the story of late South African musician Brenda Fassie, affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans.

The company said that the film would be written and directed by Edward Shaw with a script based on a story by her son Bongani.

The film is set to be released in 2018.

“Brenda, a period comedy-drama, follows a young Brenda Fassie whose determination to become a singer, follows her journey from Langa, Cape Town to Soweto, Johannesburg of which catapults her into stardom becoming South Africa’s most iconic entertainers, along with becoming a mother,” Showbizbee said in a statement.

Currently trending on Twitter, South Africans are begging for a local lead to play the part of Brenda.

Actors such as Brenda Ngxoli know for her role in TV Comedy show Ses’Top La, Soso Runqu is known for her part as Morongwa in Muvhango, Manaka Ranaka is known for her part as Lucy Diale in Generations: the legacy, Zola Nombona, known for her part as Shado in SABC1 drama series Intersexions and many more.

Here is what South Africans had to say:

Luckily, SA should get what they want as auditions are open to South Africans.

“Open to all South Africans nationally. This initiative essentially will give the opportunity for any female across the country to apply for this challenging and honorable role for the movie, said Showbizbee.

Showbizbee said that the ‘search for Brenda’ would be orchestrated with open auditions which were yet to be confirmed.


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