From South African production company Figjam Entertainment and distributor/exhibitor Ster Kinekor comes the romantic comedy “The Jakes Are Missing,” from writer/producer Bianca Isaac, which is set to open in theaters there on October 23 at At Ster Kinekor cinema’s nationwide.
Starring Mampho Brescia and Pope Jerrod as the Jakes (a couple who have fallen out of love), the film follows the pair and their teenage son, played by Mpho Sebeng, as they find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time, when the son becomes the witness to a murder and escapes the crime scene with something crucial that the criminals are willing to kill for. This sends the Jakes family on a journey loaded with wacky characters people and “the worst bad guys ever,” all while rediscovering what it means to love each other.
Nomzamo Mbatha, Nicole Bailey, Celeste Ntuli, Heidi Mollentze, Zakeeya Patel, Jody Abrahams, Sokhulu Mthiyane, Craig Palm, Dirk Stoltz, Abigail Kubeka and Darlington Michaels round out the film’s cast of some household names.
Co-directed by directed by Neal Sundstrom and Denny Miller, the filmmakers promise a movie that will entertain viewers, young and old, with its universal storyline and theme, filled with comedy, drama, intrigue and romance.
No word on whether it’ll travel but based on the trailer below, it looks like something that will play well to audiences here in the USA.