Lagos - After watching Imperial Dreams, Director JJ Abrams offered Nigerian/British Hollywood actor John Boyega a role in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens
In the film the 23-year-old actor plays an ex-con named Bambi struggling with poverty as he raises his son and pursues his dream of writing in Watts’s Imperial Courts housing project.
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This movie was screened at the SunDance Film Festival in 2014, but will be available to the film market this year.
It also stars Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palmer, Anika Noni Rose, Sufe Bradshaw, and is written and directed by Malik Vitthal.
IMPERIAL DREAMS Trailer from Tambay A Obenson on Vimeo.