Hollywood Film-Maker to Cash in on Ghana’s $3m World Cup Drama by Making a Movie About It…

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Ghana Black Stars
Ghana Black Stars

It looks like Ghana’s recent World Cup disgrace will forever not be forgotten, as a Hollywood film-maker is set to make a movie, intending to cash in on what happened…

According to The Wrap, an award-winning US writer- Darryl Wharton-Rigby is planning a Hollywood thriller spun off the true and bizarre story of Ghana’s World Cup cash wahala…

Though the movie will be based on the Black Stars’ cash demand and the Government’s airlifting of the cash to Brazil for them, a little will be added to spice the story. Therefore, the plot of the movie will see the $3m stolen after the courier is ambushed. He then has fewer than 12 hours to recover the money or face the wrath of his employers (and presumably the Ghanaian footballers).

According to UK’s Guardian;

The screenplay has been optioned by US production company Bugeater, whose founders Dan Mirvish and Barry Hennessey will produce the film. Hennessy, an Emmy winner for reality TV show The Amazing Race, told the Wrap: “I’ve shot extensively in both Ghana and Brazil, and this is a perfect project to capture the raw energy that both countries have to offer.”

Wharton-Rigby’s 1998 film Detention won the best director prize at the Urbanworld film festival. The thriller is the second football-related project to emerge in the past few weeks, following news that Hollywood studio Warner Bros plans to capitalise on US World Cup fever with a remake of cult classic Michael Caine tale Escape to Victory.