Ama Qamata of ‘Blood and Water’ to Play Boxer in ‘Struggle like a Lady’

Rising South African actress Ama Qamata, the star of Netflix’s breakout hit Blood and Water, has signed on to star as a feminine boxer in to star in Struggle Like a Lady, an upcoming characteristic from author/director Matthew Leutwyler (The River Why, Uncanny).

Qamata will star alongside Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Godzilla vs. Kong, Starz TV’s Black Sails) as a younger Congolese lady compelled to work in an unlawful mineral mine who manages to escapes her captors and discover a new life for herself after becoming a member of an all-women boxing membership within the border metropolis of Goma.

The movie, billed because the first-ever Western narrative characteristic to shoot completely within the Democratic Republic of Congo, is impressed by a real-life boxing membership that Leutwyler and producing associate Anton Laines have been following for the previous two years as a part of an upcoming docu-series. A number of members of the membership will play supporting roles within the movie.

Rwandan actors Malaika Uwamahoro, Kennedy Mazipaka and Arthur Nkusi additionally star. Congolese boxing champion Clarck Ntambwe will make her performing debut in Struggle Like a Lady.

Laines will produce the movie by way of KG28Media, the manufacturing banner he runs with Leutwyler. Qamata’s supervisor Yvette Davis Gayle may also function producer, with Colin Gayle government producing by way of the Gayles’ Africa Inventive Company firm.

Congolese NBA star Serge Ibaka of the Milwaukee Bucks and his Ouenzé Leisure firm associate Jordi Vilà Sánchez may also function government producers on Struggle Like a Lady. This would be the firm’s first narrative characteristic venture.

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“I needed to undergo plenty of obstacles from rising up in Congo to being an NBA Champion, and this can be a story about Congo and Africa and about how sports activities may also help overcome difficult instances in our lives,” Ibaka stated in a press release. “The story about these African girls is inspiring and must be advised.”

Along with his characteristic work, which incorporates 2010 drama The River Why starring Amber Heard, William Damage, and Zach Gilford, and the 2015 sci-fi horror Uncanny, Leutwyler runs a NGO, We’re Limitless, which has helped present training and healthcare to Rwandan and Congolese orphans and children-in-need for the previous decade.

Qamata not too long ago wrapped the third season of juvenile thriller collection Blood and Water, through which she performs a teen making an attempt to navigate the difficult world of a South African highschool.



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