Dancehall artiste Konshenswill take on his first movie role early next year in a film that will be directed by Gareth Cobran.
Speaking with THE STAR recently, Cobran, who is popular for music videos like Konshens’ Realest Song and Protoje’s Dread, said he would be doing his first film next year, with the dancehall artiste playing the lead role.
“I am in the process of developing a script. I am also looking for some funding for this script that I am going to be shooting next year and it will have Konshens as one of the stars,” he said, while remaining tight-lipped about the name of the film.
Cobran said the film will be an adaptation of a play written by Omall Wright.
“It’s not the everyday kind of story that comes out of Jamaica but still very relevant to our culture,” he told THE STAR.
The film will also be a first for the dancehall artiste, who is excited about this new venture.
“First of all Gareth a mi nigga. As for being in a movie it would be my first time but I’m definitely looking forward to the experience, and I think Jamaican artistes should jump at opportunities like this to work on local projects, build and expand their selling power and star qualities. And who knows, my young fans in music might see me in a movie and get the inspiration to make themselves the next Will Smith or Julia Roberts,” Konshens told THE STAR.
Having worked with Konshens on several projects, Cobran said he thought he would be perfect for the role.
“The writer asked me if I thought Konshens would be interested in doing it. The second he asked me, I thought he would be perfect for that role,” Cobran said.
“I know he’s a good actor and I know he can step into character. He’s going to be Garfield Spence, he will not be Konshens. I’m quite excited about that,” added Cobran.