Kalu Ikeagwu, Kelechi Udegbe, Lucy Ameh Star In Amah-Aluko’s ‘The Other One’
The movie, a high-octane psychological thriller, features Lucy Ameh, Kalu Ikeagwu and Kelechi Udegbe in leading roles, and is set for nationwide release on June 30, 2023. The star-studded cast also includes Bimbo Manuel, Lillian Amah-Aluko, Dan Chris Ebie, and a special cameo appearance by late Nollywood veteran actress, Sola Onayiga (“Kitchen Practical” from Fuji House of Commotion). The film also features young upcoming actor, Princess Kossy Nwogu.
The story follows the life of on-air personality, Jumai, played by actress Lucy Ameh, who is kidnapped by a fan and tries to liberate herself by tricking her kidnapper into thinking that she cares about him, but what starts as a deliberate attempt at deception soon devolves into something dark and twisted.
The movie, produced by Lillian Amah Aluko’s New Dawn Productions and directed by David Gee Ahanmisi (Warriors in Heels), explores several themes including love, marriage, fame, insecurity, mental health, pregnancy, and child welfare, all of which are relevant issues in today’s society, especially in Nigeria. The movie is rated PG 15 and is a must-watch for all.
On the upcoming release, Lillian Amah Aluko, the Executive Producer of the film stated, “Perhaps the biggest selling point of this movie is how it appeals to a wide range of audiences; there is something for everyone. We wanted to bring something refreshing that also addresses key societal and family issues and I think we nailed it. The actors delivered brilliantly. Movie lovers will also love the fast-paced storytelling and technical brilliance of the crew.”
The Other One is distributed by Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution, a duly licensed distribution company on a mission to bridge the gap between content creators and target audiences within and outside Nigeria. The company has a distribution network spanning across cinema, inflight entertainment, streaming platforms, and linear television networks within and outside Africa.
Speaking about the movie’s forthcoming release, the Chief Executive Officer of Tribe Nation Theatrical Distribution, Anita Edwards, said: “This is a beautiful movie, and we are proud to have the honour of bringing it to cinema audiences worldwide. We all know that cinema distribution is no joke, but when you have a good film on your hands, your work is half done as a distributor. Apart from the spine-chilling story, The Other One showcases a fine mix of the best technical and production details in recent times and movie lovers can look forward to a beautiful experience”.
Watch the trailer here: