South African actor Lemogang Tsipa lands his second big Hollywood role

South African actor Lemogang Tsipa lands his second big Hollywood role

- Tsipa is set to star in an up-and-coming film called The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, and is due for release later this year

- The 27-year-old actor made a name for himself overseas with his first major motion picture appearance in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, and has been going from strength to strength

- A bright future lies ahead for this young local as his career takes off and more big roles, in both movies and series, start to come his way

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Lemogang Tsipa has been offered a role in the Hollywood film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It is currently being filmed. This will be his second Hollywood film.

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Tsipa made his first Hollywood appearance alongside Idris Elba in The Dark Tower. The movie had mixed reviews and only received a 5.7/10 on IMDB. Higher expectations are held for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

Since his first appearance in the local film Felix in 2013, Tsipa has starred in other movies. These include Eye in the Sky and Beyond the River. He has also starred in TV series such as Homeland, Roots, Black Sails and Troy: Fall of a City. He told the Sowetan Times that his part in Isithembiso is set to get exciting soon.

The film is an adaptation of the book by the same name. It was written by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba. The film tells the story of a Malawian boy who gathers scrap metal to build a windmill to power his town.

The director, Chiwetel Ejiofor, gained previous acclaim for the film 12 Years A Slave. He also plays the lead character in the film, Trywell Kamkwamba.

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With more work coming his way, Tsipa seems to be all set for a life in the limelight. Briefly.co.za believes that the film will be a success throughout the country, because of its theme and story as well as Tsipa's role in it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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