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Disney Back Leon Schuster's Next Movie Venture

Leon Schuster has dominated the South African film market with his slapstick, candid, SA culture brand of character comedy over the last few decades from You Must Be Joking! to Schuk's Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa. The SA film-maker has been the driving force behind three of South Africa's highest grossing films of all time... Mr. Bones 2, Mr. Bones and Mama Jack, so it was only a matter of time before he struck a deal with international entertainment giant Disney.

Schuster has managed to draw fans from across race and age in the rainbow nation, something that few others have achieved. The movie, which Gray Hofmeyer and Leon Schuster have been working on for three years, is inspired by Hans en die Rooinek, a Jamie Uys film. Schuster now has considerable pressure to make a good film with Disney backing the new untitled venture.

After a long negotiation period, reviewing Schuster's previous films and the script - they decided to give the full support of their marketing and distribution infrastructure, showing their recognition of the SA entertainment industry. While they can't guarantee sale of the film overseas, Schuster is quietly confident in the strong script and believes that with a solid team effort they will succeed. White Wedding and Tsotsi actor, Kenneth Nkosi will star opposite Schuster with appearances from Tanit Phoenix and Alfred Ntombela. (Source: Channel24)