Leon Schuster, producer Andre Scholtz and director Gray Hofmeyr have announced that principal photography on their latest top-secret cinematic outing, Schuks! Your Country Needs You, has wrapped.
The candid camera comedy co-stars long-time Schuster collaborator Alfred “Shorty’ Ntombela, stage and screen comic Rob van Vuuren as well as newcomer Lare Birk and will show on South African screens from Friday 29 November 2013.
Schuster says he is convinced that Schuks! Your Country Needs You will resonate with local viewers. “I am especially excited to deliver some much-needed laughter to South African audiences. We’re about as culturally diverse as a country can be, but we all share a common sense of humour – and if making people laugh means I need to get “klapped’ a few times, it’s worth it!’ he comments.
Hofmeyr is the director and co-writer for this eighth Schuster film. “I am thrilled to be working with Leon and Andre again. Although audiences are familiar with the laugh-a-minute format of past prank-filled Schuster films, we can guarantee that this one has more, bigger and better pranks than we ever dared pull off before.’
Scholtz, who has worked with Schuster on films such as You Must Be Joking!, Panic Mechanic, Sweet ‘n Short and Oh Schuks…I’m Gatvol, says Schuster is returning to his roots as South Africa’s foremost prankster and funny guy in this movie.
Schuks Your Country Needs You will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company Africa under the Touchstone Pictures banner.