The South African thriller ‘iNumber Number’ opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday 25 April 2014. Starring opposite lead S’dumo Mtshali in the role of honest undercover cop Chili, are popular actors Presley Chweneyagae and Hlubi Moya.
Presley takes on the role of Sello ‘Shoes’ Moshoeshoe. An action-packed movie, ‘iNumber Number’ is about a pair of cops battling corrupt colleagues as well as a gang of armoured-car thieves. Chili and Shoes have been partners in the police force for eight years. After they make a risky arrest, their corrupt superior refuses to give them the reward they are due. Enraged, Chili realises that honesty does not pay and reluctantly sets about infiltrating a gang of armoured car thieves.
“A must-see for action fans, the film has all the tension, double crossing, gunfire, and explosions that a heist film should have, as well some great humour and outstanding cinematography,” said producer Harriet Gavshon.
Harriet went on: “It provides an excellent platform for Presley’s performance as Chili’s somewhat reluctant sidekick who is also trying to raise a family.”
Presley is a young man with a big talent. He has performed in numerous theatre productions and in 2005, he landed the lead role in Gavin Hood’s film adaptation of Athol Fugard’s ‘Tsotsi’ , which went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Best Actor Award at the Bangkok Film Festival in 2006.
Hlubi is the female lead in the film and takes on the role of Gugu, Shoes’ long suffering wife.
She is best known for her role as the HIV positive Nandipha Sithole in the television soapie 'Isidingo'. This role enabled travel throughout Africa to places such as Tanzania and Zambia as an HIV/AIDS ambassador. She has graced the covers of most of the top magazines in South Africa. She made her film acting debut in the 2006 short film ‘Shogun Khumalo Is Dying!’
“Hlubi and Presley give great performances in what is a hard-core, roller-coaster of a film,” said Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, which is distributing ‘iNumber Number’ in South Africa. “It’s a film packed with performances that focus on character development, and it’s amazing to watch how they contribute to the rising tension that leads to the inevitable conclusion.”
The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival in September 2013.
Catch ‘iNumber Number’ (opens) in cinemas nationwide on Friday 25 April 2014!