Friday, January 23, 2009


Yesterday it was announced that actor Ving Rhames is taking on the lead role in the big screen adaptation of Athol Fugard's 1982 play "Master Harold...and the Boys." Master Harold was a role Danny Glover made his own in the original Broadway production.

According to THR, the film is shooting in South Africa and is being helmed by Emmy-award winning director Lonny Price, who makes his feature debut with the film. Price played opposite of Glover in the Broadway play and also directed the 2003 revival.

Rhames will play the lead role of Sam, a dignified, noble waiter who is a father figure to Hally, with Freddie Highmore cast.

South African actor Patrick Mofokeng, winner of a 2007 Golden Horn award for best actor in a TV series for his role in “The Good Provider” rounds out the lead cast as Willie, a younger and more light-hearted waiter preparing for a ballroom dancing competition.

Danny Glover is rumored to be in the film in some capacity but it has yet to be confirmed. Focus Films UK is producing.