This just in South Africa

South Africans are totally chuffed all over twitter after the University of Cape Town got some unprecedented press on the USA Network‘s hit show ” Suits ” starring Gabriel Macht and Gina Torres.

The central protagonist Mike Ross, portrayed by Patrick J. Adams , listed character credentials and UCT popped up twice.

Whether on the merit of the script writers, or something else, it is nice for South Africa to get noted for its academics in television for once.

Meryl Streep 9 (1)

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep is signed on as Chief Elder, to join cinema veteren Jeff Bridges, in the cast of “The Giver”. This is a movie adaptation that will be directed by Phil Noyce, of the novel by Lois Lowry. The shoot for this dystopic young adult story will begin here, in South Africa in October, with co-production between The Weinstein Company and Walden Media.

One of my favorite supernatural TV stars Alexander Skarsgard , from the HBO show ” True Blood ” and son of world renowned actor Stellan Skarsgard, is rumored to also be in the cast. Cameron Monaghan of the show “Shameless” is also being negotiated into the cast. Brenton Thwaites will play the lead character Jones, the Receiver of Memories for the community.

The film is based on the premise of a society that fear freedom, where all the memories of human history and its depravity has been erased. This is a place where emotions cease to exist and people’s careers are chosen for them. It manifests as a journey of self-discovery, of how the notion of freedom will break through all, and the power that knowledge allows a person.

It is a dystopia very reminiscent of the Christian Bale movie ” Equilibrium”.

Kendrick+Lamar

Music sensation Kendrick Lemar is coming to South Africa.

After his critically acclaimed major debut studio album sold over 1 million copies globally, and the proceeded to recently go platinum, he has been a coveted act to be seen live.

Miller Boomtown is bringing the talent to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban with his “good kid m.A.A.d city” tour.

 

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