Endgame is a new film which investigates the clandestine goings on behind the scenes when Apartheid was coming to an end in South Africa. For the revolutionary change to occur, high-risk talks had to take place between key members of the Afrikaners in the white rule government and African National Congress exiles living in the UK and beyond.
Paula Milne, the Bafta and Emmy award winning screenwriter wrote the script using Robert Harvey’s book The Fall of Apartheid (pictured) as the principal source material for the movie, which Pete Travis, the guy behind the brilliantly conceived Vantage Point is directing.
According to Dark Horizons, the cast list reads like a who’s who of British acting talent, with William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Derek Jacobi and Timothy West all signing on for the project.
As a British person myself, this not only fills me with pride, but makes me more interested in the film than I maybe would have been before. Derek Jacobi and William Hurt particularly are brilliant actors, and Jonny Lee Miller, though cheesy at times, can put in a brilliant performance when he’s inspired by the material.
The film began shooting in the UK and South Africa this week, though a release date has not yet been finalised.