Having paid her dues in the entertainment industry with consistent appearances in movies and TV series, Nollywood star, Funmi Holder is set to release her debut production, The Grudge.
The movie features iconic actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Iretiola Doyle, Odunlade Adekola, Jaiye Kuti, Ijeoma Aniebo, and Funmi Holder herself.
During the media screening held on Wednesday, Holder revealed the idea behind the movie thus: “I wanted to address miscommunication issue in relationships, be it marriages, brother-sister and what have you. I have found out that a lot of people just hold things inside; things they could have just talked about and move on, but they hold on to it for one reason or the other. When they do that, things get worse and start falling apart.
That was where I got the idea from and then decided to work on it to formally address the issue for all to see and make amends.”
The Grudge tells the story of the lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages and a lonely widow intersect as they struggle to deal with a grudge that has festered for so long.
Commenting, Yemi Morafa, the movie director, said: “The production of the movie was fun all the way because I had a handful of veterans who know their onions, so there was no need for stressful takes and retakes. They even helped me as a filmmaker. It was a synergy of different great actors. The Grudge is an interesting and quality film for all.”
The movie will premiere on Sunday October 23, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, and would hit the cinemas the same week.
Shock in Hollywood over Brangelina’s split
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s split has shaken Hollywood, as it came unexpectedly, just two years after they sealed their long-term relationship.
During their good old days, there seemed to be a few hints of trouble for the pair popularly known as Brangelina. They were last seen together in July making a stop inside a Jamba Juice store in Los Angeles with their 10-year-old daughter, Shiloh, but both actors had been busy with film projects in the months leading up to their breakup.
“The divorce is a complete shock,” a source close to the couple said. “They have definitely spent more time apart this year, but it’s still a shock. They just celebrated their wedding anniversary together.”
The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday September 19, citing irreconcilable differences. Jolie asked for physical custody of the couple’s six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. She also requested that Pitt, 52, be granted visitation but did not ask for child or spousal support.
Obviously embittered, Pitt acknowledged the divorce and made a statement expressing his concern for their six children. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Jolie also released a statement addressing the divorce through her attorney. “This decision was made for the health of the family,” the statement reads. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, shortly after news of the divorce broke, the New York Post reported Jolie left her husband after suspecting he had been unfaithful with Cotillard, his co-star in the upcoming World War II drama, Allied. However, another source vowed that the couple’s breakup has nothing to do with Cotillard.