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Pearl Thusi lands role in major international heist movie

Text: Sasha Mahlalela; Photography: Models International Durban

April 20, 2016

29 (2)A huge “congratulations!” to actress Pearl Thusi and model Nicole Breyentenbach who have been cast in an international heist film called Blue Mauritius.

Pearl is set to play the role of Makeeda, described as a sexy, gun-handling, motorcycle-riding woman who works for a German art dealer. Sounds exciting right? It reminds us of Angelina Jolie’s role in Tomb Raider

Pearl says: “I’ve had to learn how to handle guns correctly, how to ride motorcycles properly and how to defend myself. The hardest part has been getting into the best shape possible which means a lot more hours in the gym. My ultimate goal in everything I do is to put Africa on the map, just like Charlize Theron and Trevor Noah have done before me.”

The film’s executive producer, Dexter Davis, stated that they are thrilled to have Pearl on board: “Thusi is in a league of her own and a force in the SA television and film industry. The producers and I agreed that no one was better suited to play Makeeda, a character written to specifically show the strength of a beautiful, powerful and determined woman.”

The Lip Sync Battle Africa host will start shooting in Cape Town later this year. Congratulations to both ladies!

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