Dreamcoat Productions, a British film production company behind South African actress Terry Pheto’s much-anticipated British film called Faces (2018), has officially invited Motswana actor Donald Molosi to attend the world premiere of Faces in Durban next month.
Dreamcoat Productions intends to use events around the premiere of Faces to finalise details about their next yet-untitled film, which will feature Molosi alongside heavyweights of both Hollywood and British cinema.
In an open letter addressed to Molosi, the Director of Faces, Joseph Adesunloye writes that Molosi’s presence at the premiere will “enable Dreamcoat Productions to hold private talks between the Director, Molosi and key global film players” about the yet-untitled film.
It is understood that Molosi is already on board the yet-untitled film as co-star and is now lobbying for the international film to include Botswana as one of its filming locations. These talks in Durban therefore will give Molosi the last shot at swaying the decision in favor of Botswana as the set of his next international film.
Whether Botswana is selected as the location or not, one thing is for certain: Molosi’s role in the yet-untitled film will mark the first time that a Motswana actor has a prominent role in a mainstream British film. Molosi most recently appeared in A United Kingdom (2017) opposite Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike and Emmy nominee David Oyelowo. Molosi has won numerous acting and writing awards off-Broadway over the past decade most notably for his magnum opus Blue, Black and White which this year marks its 10th anniversary on the off-Broadway circuit in New York City.
In honor of its South African lead actress, the world premiere of Faces next month will be held at the Durban International Film Festival. Molosi is expected to attend with a small delegation of Botswana creatives.