Earlier today, rumors of a Brenda Fassie biopic began doing the rounds and social media users have been throwing suggestions in the pot about who they think would slay the role.
A Brenda Fassie Movie is in the works, who do you reckon could play the role of Mabrrr?— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) January 11, 2018
According to a statement shared by Phil Mpela, a UK film company named Showbizbee has acquired the film rights to late superstar Brenda Fassie's life story. A director by the name of Edward W. Shaw is reportedly currently working on the biopic which he will co-produce with Fassie's son Bongani.
The production company's statement says the film will be period comedy-drama. 😌🙂 Ohhhkay.— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) January 11, 2018
Anyway, the success of this project will rest on a strong script & lead. pic.twitter.com/D62rjHuSCm
One name seems to be coming up repeatedly and that is Brenda Ngxoli.
Brenda Ngxoli should play Brenda Fassie. Full Stop— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 11, 2018
Brenda Ngxoli for Brenda Fassie! No more Americans- I hate begging but PLEASE hleng!!! pic.twitter.com/agpK4S9Umv— GoodFella Thabang. 🗽 (@Emoji_Politikal) January 11, 2018
As great as it would be to see Ngxoli in the role, South Africa is home to a number of talented actresses who could carry the role. Who gets your vote for the film which will reportedly be released in late 2018 or early 2019.
Which actress gets your vote for the lead role in the much-talked-about upcoming Brenda Fassie biopic?— ZAlebs (@Zalebs) January 11, 2018
1. Brenda, 2. Soso, 3. Busi, 4. Masello pic.twitter.com/GMQQFSd91q— ZAlebs (@Zalebs) January 11, 2018
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