A blockbuster and action-packed Hollywood movie about Nigeria’s terrorist group, Boko Haram and its activities, is set to grace the screens. A Hollywood movie inspired the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria, has been filmed and is currently in post-production. The film which is titled ‘Rise’, is being helmed by first-time feature film director, Maritte Go. Shooting has been concluded for the film produced by US firms, Defiant and Kodiak alongside German company, Telepool.
‘Rise’ was shot in Los Angeles and Ghana. Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sasha Morfaw from ‘Black Panther’, Sufe Bradshaw, Sydelle Noel, and Peter Mensah are some of the actors involved in the project. The dramatic thriller is co-written by Go and Broderick Engelhard. The plot of ‘Rise revolves around an 18-year-old Nigerian princess who allows herself to be kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in an attempt to save her younger sister, and in a bid to achieve her objective, she comes face to face with Boko Haram’s most dangerous leader.
Go, a Filipino-US filmmaker said concerning the movie, “As a victim of violence and a woman of colour. I have always dreamt of making a film that empowers women and incites change. This is a story very close to my heart and in times like this I hope to make an impact with this film.”