The actress will appear in Disney’s upcoming original film ‘Rise,’ which is based on Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Kemi Lala Akindoju, a Nigerian actress, has revealed her next international role in Walt Disney’s ‘Rise.’
The actress, who co-stars with Joke Silva in the film, recently revealed on Instagram that she also served as the film’s Nigerian casting director.
“RISE @disneyplus Original movie based on the real life experiences of Milwaukee Bucks Star, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family will Debut in 2022. Family. Dedication. Devotion. So excited and honoured to have worked on this production in two capacities: Nigeria Casting & Acting,” Akindoju wrote.
The actress also thanked Sound Sultan, who died recently, for exposing her to young Nigerian basketball players. “To the late Sound Sultan who connected us with some amazing young basketball players when we started the search- thank you bro,” she added.
‘Rise,’ directed by Akin Omotoso and partly shot in Nigeria, covers the life and family of the Milwaukee Bucks player after his parents’ deportation from Nigeria to Greece.
Uche and Ral Agada, who play Giannis and Thanasis in real life, will star with Jaden Osimuwa, Elijah Shomanke, Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Vera Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, Maximiliano Hernandez, Eddie Cahill, Pilar Holland, and McColm Kona Cephas Jr. in ‘Rise.’
The Disney Company said on Thursday that the film will premiere on its streaming service Disney + in 2022 at an unspecified date.
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