Blogging queen, Linda Ikeji is gearing up to break into the Nollywood movie scene with Netflix bound Dark October.
Directed by Toka McBaror and distributed by FilmOne, Dark October tells the tragic story of the Aluu Four Lynching that occured in 2012.
Recall that on October 5, 2012, four young men, Ugonna Obuzor, Chiadika Biringa, Lloyd Toku, and Tekena Elkanah were falsely accused of theft in Aluu community, Obio/Akpor government area of Rivers State and were all lynched to death.
“This film is a powerful and important story that needs to be told. We hope it will spark a conversation about the dangers of extrajudicial killings and the importance of ensuring justice for all” said Linda Ikeji, the film’s producer.
Set to star in the upcoming film are newcomers, Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu, and Kelechukwu Oriaku.
“We are excited to be able to bring this story to life on the big screen and to be able to give a voice to these young men and their families, we are honoured to be a part of this project and to work with Linda Ikeji and Toka McBaror to bring this important story to the world,” said FilmOne Founders, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa
Dark October premieres on Netflix on February 3, 2023.