- HBO Europe, a group of channels owned by HBO, has reportedly purchased streaming rights for a South African film
- Die Verhaal van Racheltjie De Beer is an Afrikaans film that tells the story of a young girl who saves her younger brother
- The film was released in South African cinemas in August of last year
The South African film, Die Verhaal van Racheltjie De Beer has reportedly been bought by HBO Europe.
HBO Europe is a group of channels owned by parent company HBO and streams content to Serbia, Poland, Hungary and others.
The film's storyline follows a young girl who braves a freak storm in order to save her little brother's life. The movie was released in South African cinemas back in August 2019.
@PhilMphela reported on the news in a tweet that said:
"FILM: South African Afrikaans movie sold to HBO Europe. Los Angeles-based international sales agent House of Film has concluded a sale of ‘Die Verhaal van Racheltjie de Beer’ with HBO Europe, a premium television group of channels by HBO. "
In other movie-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Kate Winslet managing to beat Tom Cruise's record of breath-holding while filming an underwater scene.
Kate Winslet has reportedly surpassed a record previously held by Tom Cruise. The Oscar-winning actress managed to hold her breath for seven minutes while portraying her character in the Avatar sequel. Tom Cruise broke the record initially when filming a scene for the fifth instalment of his Mission Impossible franchise. Cruise held his breath for six minutes under water for a sequence in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Kate Winslet was portraying her character in James Cameron's Avatar 2 when she managed to hold her breath for seven minutes while submerged. Winslet mentioned to The Hollywood Reporter that she also learnt how to free-dive for the film. The internet has theories about her role but the photographs released only hint at her character having some sort of aquatic abilities.
This is not the first time that Winslet and Cameron have teamed up for a blockbuster. The pair worked together on 1997's epic Titanic.
In previous news about the Avatar sequel, Briefly.co.za reported on writer-director James Cameroon confirming that the live-action portion of the film had been finished and that it was almost complete on the third instalment.
Director and creator of the Avatar franchise, James Cameron, has reportedly confirmed that the live-action filming for the second instalment of the franchise has been completed. The production is based in New Zealand and filming had previously been shut down due to Covid-19 regulations.
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