Actress Khanyi Mbau will star as a game ranger in the upcoming Leon Schuster fliek about the scourge of rhino poaching in SA.
Titled Frank and Fearless, the movie is set for release in November 2018 and Kenneth Nkosi and Schuster will also star, reports TshisaLive. It is directed by veteran filmmaker Gray Hofmeyr.
Producer Menzi Thabede told TshisaLive they hoped the film would educate audiences and encourage them to join the fight against rhino poaching, using Schuster’s trademark brand of comedy.
“It is a Leon Schuster film, but it is different to what he has done before. We are kind of taking it back to the days of storytelling. We believe there is a message we need to share about rhino poaching, which we will be able to tell using this film,” Thabede said.
He said producers had decided to invite Mbau to audition for the role of a game ranger on the film after seeing her performances in several other films and TV projects.
Khanyi, who has starred in films such as Hear Me Move and Happiness Is a Four-letter Word, said: “I think it is a sign that my acting has really grown and my brand has expanded. This is a big deal for me and I am grateful to be a part of it.”