“It was a bit hard to keep Chiwetel and I away from each other, once we hit Northampton and went out to the pubs. We immediately clicked as people, so we had a great time working together on-set and socializing off-set. I think those relationships find their way onto the screen. I think the essence of our friendship found its way into the finished product.” Joel Edgerton, 2006
“Chiwetel is still a very good friend of mine and we deal with each other on a regular basis in LA.” Joel Edgerton, 2013
Photos: Joel and Chiwetel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival where “Kinky Boots” was featured.
‘People will never stop recognising me as “Duckface”. I’m fine with that. It would be churlish to bite the hand that feeds you. I feel a kind of maternal affection for my younger self.’ [x]
Set in the post-civil war era, Savannah is the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (Jim Caviezel The Passion of the Christ, The Count of Monte Cristo) an aristocrat-turned-duck hunter and his relationships with a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie (Chiwetel Ejiofor Salt, 2012), and the love of his life, free-spirited Lucy Stubbs (Jaimie Alexander Thor, Thor: The Dark World),. When Lucy defies her father’s wishes (played by Sam Shepard, The Notebook, Black Hawk Down) to marry the handsome and bombastic Allen she finds that living with him can be a bigger challenge than catching him. As the changing times force the brilliant but troubled Ward to challenge the government, he fights to preserve his cherished way of life on the Savannah river and to keep the woman he loves.
Chiwetel Ejiofor attending the First Light Awards 2013
Leicester Square, London UK