Everyone loves a wedding, which is what makes it such a universal and relatable topic for a romantic comedy. From classic movies like My Best Friend's Wedding and The Wedding Singer to smash hits like Wedding Crashers and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, everybody understands the craziness that surrounds the big day. So it only makes sense that eventually there would be a movie from South Africa that would accurately represent the chaos that is associated with their ceremonies and customs. White Wedding, which opens in theaters on September 3rd, follows the story of a young groom (Kenneth Nkosi, District 9) and his best man (Rapulana Seiphemo, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema) who become lost on their way to the wedding and run into a young English doctor played by Jodie Whittaker (Venus). We recently had a chance to sit down with Nkosi and Seiphemo to discuss the new movie, their friendship with director Jann Turner and the origins of the script. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below:
It's modern day South Africa and in Cape Town the beautiful Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) is just days away from achieving her lifelong dream: the perfect white wedding. The only problem is that her husband-to-be, the loyal, committed Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) is 1800 kilometres away in Johannesburg. He sets off on Tuesday night by bus to Durban intending to connect with his childhood friend and best-man Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo). But the plans start to go awry when Tumi doesn't show up at the bus station. Not an auspicious beginning, but this is just the first in many comic and illuminating misadventures they meet along the way. In the end, the two lovers learn that celebrating their union is more about the journey than getting to the church on time.