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Torin Pocock Makes First Nollywood Appearance In “Kpali”

Pearl Emmanuel

Torin Pocock, popularly known for his role in the American fiction movie, 'Star Wars', has made his debut appearance in Nollywood.

Pocock plays Jake Hungers in the film, titled "Kpali", as he features alongside Nollywood big names like Ini Dima-Okojie, Nkem Owoh, and Gloria Anozie Young.

According to ‘Premium Times’, the Hollywood actor was in Nigeria for the first time in June 2017 to shoot major scenes in the film.

The story revolves around Amaka (Jake's friend) who is a professional that works in an investment bank in London. At about the same time she is fired, she realises that her work permit is about to expire.

In a twist, Amaka's employer sends her on a mission to win a big account with a Lagos-based, Nigerian company, a deal which must be closed in 30 days or she loses everything.

She comes down to Nigeria with a colleague, Jake.

According to the Executive Producer, Abhulime Ehiagwina, the movie delivers an engaging story that a broad range of movie lovers can associate with regardless of their gender and age.

“My team and I are very pleased to present this work to the viewing public after many months of lensing both in Nigeria and London. ‘Kpali’ highlights a blend of Nigerian and English cultures amplified by an array of talents and a quality cinematic delivery.

“The story will further enrich the conversation about Nigerian immigrants in search of greener pastures.

“From the standpoint of a producer, it was really exciting to see first-hand the deep connection between the actors and their roles in this project. It was a pretty intense production, and we can’t wait to bring this remarkable experience to movie fans across Nigeria this December," he said.

The movie is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019, in cinemas nationwide.