Movie-goers across the country would have flocked to cinemas on 24 September to check out the star-studded comedy ‘Kaalgat Karel’ but due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the film has been pushed to February 2021, producers Paul Egan and Meg Rickards (who is also the director) confim.
This romantic comedy will show in cinemas from 12 February 2021 nationwide and promises lots of love, humour, sport, and high-adrenalin fun! “We are very excited that we secured the Valentine’s Day weekend release, which is one of the most sought-after slots on the cinema calendar, especially for the romantic comedy genre,” says Meg.
According to Paul and Meg the film is coming together beautifully and it is now in the final stages of postproduction. “The film will be completed by mid-August and we are already entering it into a variety of comedy film festivals worldwide and are getting super positive responses so far,” says Paul.
The film tells the story of Karel Venter (Francois Jacobs – Donkerland, Vir die Voëls, Pad Na Jou Hart), a guy who loves the thrill of streaking during sports matches – and the accompanying social media stardom! He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic, Rita (Christia Visser -Tess, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling, Hollywood in my Huis), who saves him after a streak gone wrong, but there’s a problem; she’s a strait-laced single mom who has no interest in his streaking shenanigans. This sets the stage for the Romcom of 2021, which was filmed in East London earlier this year.
Other much-loved actors include Schalk Bezuidenhout (Kanarie, Hotel, Sara se Geheim) who stars as Karel’s friend and roommate Flip; Siv Ngesi (Knuckle City, 24, Black Sails) as Vuyo, Karel’s streaking rival; comedian and singer, Tracey-Lee Oliver (The Voice, Project Fame) as Rita’s fellow paramedic, and Eden Classens (Suidooster, Dancing with the Stars) in the role of the glamorous plastic surgeon Jean-Pierre du Toit.
The film will also feature Rosabelle Clasen, daughter of local entertainment powerhouse couple, Neels and Eloise Clasen, in the role of Bella, Rita’s daughter.