Orlando Bloom is coming to Cape Town in July to start filming a new movie called Zulu.
You won’t be seeing him in a loin cloth holding a spear though since the movie is a crime thriller set in post-apartheid Cape Town where Bloom will play a police officer investigating the death of a 1995 World Cup winning Springbok rugby player’s daughter.
Yep…Orly as a Saffa cop with a Afrikaans accent in Cape Town should be interesting.
His co-star in the movie will be Djimon Honsou , the guy from Blood Diamond and they will be solving crimes and fighting bad guys in and around the city. Here’s the synopsis.
“As a child, Ali Neuman (Honsou) narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town. One of his staff is Brian Epkeen( Bloom), a free-wheeling white officer whose family was originally involved in the establishment of apartheid but who works well with Neuman. Together they have to deal with crime that inevitably exists in sprawling areas of un -and under- employed people, crime exacerbated by gangs, both local and from other parts of Africa. Their job gets even more difficult when the corpses of two young women are found. A new evil has been introduced in the city and a new drug has been introduced to its residents, including both murder victims. At the chaotic crossroads where brutality and modernization collide, the echoes of apartheid still resound in the shadows of a society struggling toward reconciliation.”
Filming begins in July in Cape Town.
And in more important news, Blooms wife Miranda Kerr is likely to come to Cape Town during filming. Noddy badge if you spot this in the city.