Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger To Reunite in Nigerian director Jeta Amata film Black November

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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger To Reunite in Nigerian director Jeta Amata film Black November
Posted by Wilson Morales

February 10, 2012

Source: NYPost/ Shadow and Act


Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, who starred in “9 1/2 Weeks,” will reunite in the political film “Black November” from acclaimed Nigerian director Jeta Amata.

Rourke plays a CEO of an oil company that will do anything to make money and is responsible for spills, pipeline explosions and burning villages in Nigeria. The message is Western exploitation of Niger Delta, the local corruption that greases it and violent local resistance.

Actually, ‘Black November’ is a reshoot of Amata’s recent film ‘Black Gold,’ which starred Billy Zane, Tom Sizemore, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Sarah Wayne Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Razaaq Adoti, and Mbong Amata.

In UK’s Guardian, Amata stated his reasons for the reshoot.

“It had to be more current. It had to adhere strictly to what was going on right now – the Arab spring and all that… It was a huge challenge that the Arabs posed to the rest of the world, especially the people in the Niger delta. If they can look at their dictators and say, ‘No, we want a change’, there’s no reason why people in west Africa can’t stand up. And it’s beginning to happen.”

Sarah Wayne Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Razaaq Adoti and other actors are reprising their roles.

Rourke recently played King Hyperion in Tarsem Singh’s ‘Immortals,’ while Basinger, who won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1997’s ‘L.A. Confidential,’ was last seen in 2010’s ‘Charlie St. Cloud,’ opposite Zac Efron.

“Black November” is due out in the US later this year.


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