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Shooting Underway For South African Thriller “Layla Fourie” Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

Shooting Underway For South African Thriller "Layla Fourie" Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

Currently shooting on location in Johannesburg, South Africa is Pia Marais’ Layla Fourie – a thriller that centers on a young single mother in whose life becomes entangled in lies, fear and suspicion after taking a job administering polygraph tests, and she soon becomes a suspect herself.

Produced by Germany’s Pandora Film Produktion, South Africa’s DV8 Films/Zinebar, IDTV (Netherlands), Cinema Defacto (France) and WDR/ARTE, the English-language Layla Fourie stars black British actress Rayna Campbell (photo above) as the title character, and August Diehl (who most will remember from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds playing SS-Sturmbannführer Dieter Hellstrom).

The Match Factory is selling the film globally.

Rayna Campbell is one Brit actress we really haven’t talked about here; and that might be because she’s still relatively new to the industry (if her IMDB page is accurate), and she’s done primarily British television and stage work; Maybe our Brit readers can chime in.

Layla Fourie is scheduled to debut in 2013, and I’ll be tracking its progress from here on.

Watch Rayna below in a BBC short film she co-starred in titled Bordeland, playing a Kenyan asylum seeker, for a sample of her talents:

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