ADETUTU had to leave her husband and daughter back in Houston Texas, USA, against her wish and that of her husband, to become a Regent in Nigeria at the death of her father. The cascading events that follow result in secrets being revealed. Regent Adetutu is trapped in the web of emotions and culture, with deadening taboos staring her in the face.
According to Beatrice Funke Ogunmola, the writer and producer of Love Castle film, she had had the concept of Love Castle film for almost a decade before she wrote the first draft of the script in 2018. It took her over one year of several drafts, revisions, and researches to finally get the script ready in 2019.
Kehinde Bankole describes the story as exciting in an interview she granted at the end of filming her role in Ibadan. “The route the movie producer went in telling this story is different. It’s entertaining; it’s rich in culture. I enjoyed every bit of the filming” she said.
The late Rachel Oniga, after reading the script, wrote in a WhatsApp message to Ogunmola “This is a wonderful story and well scripted. I am in love with it.” The movie was shot in Ibadan Nigeria in November 2019, and in Houston Texas USA, in February 2020, just two weeks before the pandemic lockdown of 2020 began.
Beatrice Funke Ogunmola is the Producer of Love Castle movie with Desmond Elliott as the Director. The Production Company is Hope Studio/BFO Media with Victor Ogunmola as co-executive Producer.
Love Castle is Star-studded with seasoned actors like Kehinde Bankole (in the lead role), Jide Kososko, Lateef Adedimeji, Zack Orji, Rachel Oniga, Desmond Elliott, Femi Adebayo Salami, Halima Abubakar, Jumoke George, and Beatrice Funke Ogunmola.
The movie has also been selected at the Toronto International Women Festival and Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival in 2021. Its theatrical release date is September 10th, 2021 and the premiere is happening on September 4th, 2021.
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