The Producer of the yet to be released ‘Nina’s Mahogany’ movie Rawdrick Lartey Junior, yesterday in an exclusive interview with Shine Publications, disclosed that Actress Haillie Sumney had been replaced by actress Habiba Sinare as the lead character in the movie. He said this was a collective decision by the production team which was necessitated by the Haillie’s busy schedules which prevented her from attending very important production meetings. He added that the movie should be ready for public viewing in October this year, hence the need to work without delays. He said this in an phone interview with the Editor of Shine Publications.
Rawdrick Lartey Junior is a Ghanaian film producer and main producer of the yet to be released movie ‘Nina’s Mahogany’. He expressed his unhappiness at the decision to replace actress Haillie Sumney, but said that it was necessary for the progress of the movie. “Haillie missed our script conference for the cast at the Accra Mall. After that, all attempts made to reach her proved futile. And when we were finally able to reach her, she said her personal assistant couldn’t keep up with her busy schedules. So, Habiba Sinare, who was already part of the cast, has been reassigned to Haillie’s role, and actress Esi Hammond has been given Habiba’s former role. But, we were really looking forward to meeting Haillie”, he explained.
The switch in lead role between both actresses can be viewed as an amicable one as actress Haillie Sumney has likely the list of the ‘new cast’ on Instagram. This suggests that the actress has no hard feelings towards the decision.
Rawdrick Lartey Junior also stated that ‘Nina’s Mahogany’ is yet to be shot nevertheless, will be ready for public viewing by October this year. He said him and his team were in discussions with Ghanaian movie streaming website Movee.com as a likely platform for the premiere of the movie.
The cast of ‘Nina’s Mahogany’ comprises some notable faces namely actor Anthony Woode, Etty Bedi, and others. The movie is a collaborative effort between ‘The Lartey Film Studios’, ‘GoodLife Motivational Series’ and ‘Dromotion Pictures’.
By Jerry Wonder