Cape Town - South African presenter and actress Pearl Thusi and local supermodel turned actress Nicola Breytenbach, have both landed major roles in the upcoming international heist film, The Blue Mauritius.
The film is about five international thieves hired by a mysterious person from Mauritius to steal the most valuable stamps in the world.
Breytenbach is set to play the role of Claudia, a talented antiquities curator at a prominent museum and the love interest of the director of the museum where the Blue Mauritius stamp resides.
Thusi is set to play the part of Makeda, a sexy, gun toting, motorcycle riding femme fatale, who works for a German art dealer who is also out to steal the precious stamps, which collectively holds the secret to a treasure on Mauritius.
British director Charles Henri Belleville, is attached to direct. He just completed his second film with superstar, Oscar nominated actor, Tom Hardy.
The Blue Mauritius stars an array of international talent from France, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, South Africa and the United States.
The film will be produced by New York based D Street Pictures and Cape Town’s Kaapland Films. Executive produced by Dexter Davis and the American actor, rapper and presenter Nick Cannon.
Cape Town based producers Tim Theron and Cobus van den Berg have been developing the project with their American counterparts for a while now and see The Blue Mauritius as a model for the kind of commercial films that can be produced in South Africa with a South African storyline and cast for the international market.
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