Nigerian actress, Oghenekaro Itene, who is popular for “Tinsel” and “Esohe,” is making her Hollywood debut with the film, “Chase.”
This comes after her role as Jayla in “Esohe,” an epic film which is a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood.
Written, directed and co-produced by Michael Matteo Rossi, “Chase” tells the story of a hit man, who must prove his loyalty to his mentor and best friend.
The upcoming film stars Damien Puckler as the hit man. Others include Jessica Morris, Aries Spears, Richard riehle , Devanny Pinn and Simeon Panda.
“Chase really is a roller coaster of a ride. I feel there’s a lot of stinging emotion mixed with some action and a lot of unique kills from our lead hit man. It’ll definitely be a bloody journey for the characters involved that the audience will be invested in,” Michael Matteo Rossi, whose other works include “Misogynist” and “Stable,” said in an official statement sent to Pulse on August 4.
Before she landed a role in “Chase,” Oghenekaro worked in South Africa as a make up artiste in the music and movie industry, with some acting jobs on the side.
“This has been my brightest dream. I have dreamt about this since I can ever barely remember. And I am glad my dreams are coming to fruition,” she told Pulse.
“I am glad of who I am becoming. I am proud of how much I am achieving. It has changed my life positively that I think of success always now. I am so glad of this life changing opportunity that I have and I will make very good use of its advantages to bear a fruitful result.”
Chase is co-produced by Rossi, Katrina Y. Nelson and Jane Badler.