Earlier this year, veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji graced our TV screen with his phenomenal acting skills in the award winning comedy movie, ‘Three Wise Men’. The actor has however, teamed up with South African top act, Matt Stern in a new blockbuster movie titled, ‘Descent’ which is set to hit the cinemas from Friday, December 22nd.
The movie which is centrally themed around family, vengeance, betrayal, arms dealings and drugs features African film industry giants like Zack Orji, Matt Stern, JT Medupe, Benedikt Sebastian, Palesa Madisakwane, Tayo Faniran, Chibuzor Nwankwo, Phoenix Baaitse and a host of others.
Shot in Johannesburg, South Africa ‘Descent’ emphasises on family and what one would do to protect the ones they love and what they may do to the people who hurt the ones they love. It tells the story of Kalu Achebe (Zack Orji) an illegal arms dealer who lost his daughter to the recklessness of Vusi Morgan (JT Medupe) adopted son of Andrew Morgan (Matt Stern) a drug kingpin. Kalu Achebe seeks the heads of the culprits responsible for his daughter’s death though he blames the world for her sudden demise but someone needs to pay for the mistake of that single night.
According to the one of the Executive Producers;
“Nollywood is growing everyday and gradually we are beginning to dominate the Hollywood industry with our beautiful craft and brilliant delivery. ‘Descent’ is not just a Nollywood film but an African film and we have told African story in this great themed masterpiece.” _ Chibuzor Nwankwo
Descent which is set to hit the cinemas nationwide from Friday, December 22nd, is a hybrid of drama and action as the suspense and emotions put the viewers on the edge and in tears. It bagged its first recognition award at the Special Movie Awards (SMA) in the Republic of Gambia.
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