John Boyega has been announced as an executive producer on thriller God Is Good.
As well as being an Executive Producer on this upcoming project Boyega will also set up a record label UpperRoom Records which will produce the film’s soundtrack. Among African artists set to feature will be emerging South African rapper YoungstaCPT who himself grew up in the Cape Flats. The UpperRoom Records team will include VP of Production, Yara Shaikh, and Stefan Wade, Head of A&R.
God Is Good is set in Cape Town’s Cape Flats, the English-language film will follow a reformed gangster-turned-pastor and a volatile detective who cross paths after an act of brutal violence sets them on collision course with a heinous gang lieutenant.
Boyega released the following statement
“I’m thrilled to be teaming once again with Josephine Rose on such a powerful and important story that explores themes of fathers and fatherhood, toxic masculinity, race and faith in a community that has become trapped in an unending cycle of violence and racial oppression, and where sometimes it seems for men that violence is the only way of achieving power.
“Willem has written a superb screenplay and we are looking forward to working with him to realise the vision behind it. Josephine, Yara, Stefan and I also all share a passion for music and this film enables us to work with local talent in South Africa to find those voices and help put them on the international stage by also bringing on internationally renowned Afro beats artists. The team will work with artists across the continent of Africa to create a soundtrack that represents and gives voice to the incredible range of music talent and sound that the continent produces.”