Sunday, 6 November 2016

David Oyelowo discuses his new Nash Edgerton action comedy

David Oyelowo (Selma) spoke to Empire magazine recently about his upcoming romantic drama A United Kingdom and many other things besides. One film on the agenda was the currently Untitled Nash Edgerton Project, in which he heads up a cast that also boasts Sharlto Copley (District 9), Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Thandie Newton (The Pursuit Of Happyness) and Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables).

"It's kinda frustrating that it's still untitled," laughs Oyelowo. "It's an action comedy, which is a very different speed for me. It's basically me being chased across Mexico by the cartel and my very dodgy bosses, as played by Joel and Charlize."

Directed by Nash Edgerton (brother of Joel), the movie originally went under the working title American Express.

"My character is a Nigerian immigrant called Harold Soyinka who works for both Joel and Charlize," adds Oyelowo. "He makes the ill-advised choice to fake his own kidnapping in Mexico as revenge against his bosses. Really bad idea."

Untitled Nash Egerton Project is yet to receive a UK release date – or a title – but it has recently been picked up for distribution in the US, via Amazon Studios and STX Entertainment.

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