Queen Latifah has reportedly signed on to play Ghanaian King Peggielene Bartels. King Peggy is the King of Otuam. The movie will highlight her life from when she was a secretary at the Ghana embassy in DC to finding out she was the heir to a throne in Ghana. Peggy became the first female King of Otuam. Will Smith bought the rights to King Peggy’s biography and could serve as a producer on the film.
Dayo Okeniyi was raised in Jos, Nigeria and lived there until he was 15. Recently, he has been seen in his breakout role as “Thresh” in the mega-popular “Hunger Games” franchise. Now he’s just landed another huge role in the Universal Pictures film “Endless Love”, he will play the best friend of Alex Pettyfer (“Magic Mike”, “In Time”) in a movie about a thrilling and dark love triangle. He will also be seen later this year in “Runner, Runner” featuring Ben Affleck! Congrats Dayo!