It was bound to happen at some point and now some point is right now: a Brenda Fassie film is in the works! Showbizbee, the UK-based film and television production company with the rights to produce the film, is on the search for an actress to fill the role of MaBrrr.
It's open to all South Africans which will go a long way in curbing #OpenTheIndustry protests on the Twitter timeline.
"It is with great excitement that we have partnered with Showbizbee Film Productions to make the Brenda Fassie movie for Box Office release," Bongani Fassie said in a statement. "I'm particularly eager to participate in the production as (Co-Executive producer) so that the real story of my mom comes alive to the people of South Africa and the world."
Even though it's open to anyone, we can still dream. So here's our dream cast for the film.
Brenda Fassie: Brenda Ngxoli - not only does she have similar features to MaBrrr, she has the same dynamic energy and everyone knows she can play anyone and anything
Bongani Fassie: Thabo Rametsi - He's a versatile actor who's really good at portraying emotion
Nhlanhla Mbambo (ex-husband): Fana Mokoena - He's portrayed troubled characters very well in the past and could definitely pull this off
Poppie Sihlahla (lover): Tina Jaxa - She's amazing at playing fiery characters and her chemistry with Brenda Ngxoli would be award-winning
Production is set to kick off next month with shoots in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The film will track the journey of Brenda Fassie from her Langa, Cape Town where she was born to her super stardom in Johannesburg.