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Entertainment of Friday, 14 May 2010


Prince David Osei in Hollywood movie

Prince David Osei after entering the Ghanaian movie scene since graduating from the University of Ghana in 2007 has made the biggest breakthrough of his career by co-starring in a Hollywood horror movie, ‘The Dead’.

Prince has stared in over a dozen of movies including ‘In the Eyes of my Husband’, ‘Passion and Soul’, ‘Agony of the Christ’, ‘Dons of Sakawa’, ‘Shakira’, ‘Heart of Men’ and ‘Kiss Me If You Can’.

The movie, ‘The Dead’, shot in Burkina Faso and Ghana respectively was directed by Howard J Ford. It tells the story of an American mercenary (Rob Freeman), the sole survivor of a plane crash,who was made to run the gauntlet across Africa. He was forced to join forces with a local military man (Prince David Osei as Sergeant Dembele), desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos, they fight together to survive.

He attributed the breakthrough in an interview with to his destiny.

He said several actors across Africa auditioned of which five were selected. He was selected from the five for the role which is the second leading role in the movie.

“It is God and my destiny. It was also based on my talent and how good I was during the audition because many stars were auditioned for the role and I was the one they selected for the role. Auditions were also held in other African countries and I was the only one they selected.”

He appeared in 132 scenes in the movie and said the movie took two months to shoot but took two years to be made a full movie.

Prince admitted that the movie is an eye opener and he has learnt a lot from it, “I have learnt a lot, directing wise and acting wise. The way they do their movies are different because I have to learn a lot to adapt myself to my character before the shooting of the movie. I later travelled to London to do Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) for the movie.”

Another Ghanaian veteran actor David Dontoh also makes an appearance in the movie where he played the role of a chief struggling to protect his village.

The world premiere of the movie will take place in Los Angeles, USA in July this year and it will later be followed by premiers in other cities across the world including Accra, Ghana.