Cape Town – Pearl Thusi has bagged a lead role the fifth installment of the Scorpion King franchise.
The Quantico actress will star alongside Zach McGowan in Scorpion King: The Book of Souls.
The original production from Universal 1440 Entertainment which is directed by Don Michael Paul (Tremors 6, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy) began shooting in Cape Town earlier this month.
According to the official synopsis the Scorpion King (McGowan) teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.
Thusi will play the princess warrior and shared the news of her upcoming film on Instagram.
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We have officially begun shooting @scorpionkingmovie here in Cape Town! @mcgowanzach is your Scorpion King & I am your Warrior Princess of Nubia! Stay tuned to see more from myself & our incredible cast @scorpionkingmovie @pmensahonline @katylsaunders @maylingng @brandon_auret @officialhowardcharles directed by the phenomenal @donmichaelpaul ??cc @mikeelliott2000 . So much more to come! ????????????
Other cast members include: Katy Saunders (Law and Order), Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road), Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman), Peter Mensah (Spartacus) and fellow South African Brandon Auret (District 9).
The cast have been hard at work prepping for their roles which includes some horse riding training. And in their downtime they have been exploring Cape Town.
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This horse has made me earn his respect, & I’m not fully there yet but he makes sure I earn the right to be on him & choose our path. Thank you Apollo. I love you & I can’t wait to make magic with you on screen. You’ve pushed my limits & tested my boundaries, physical & mental strength and have humbled me while strengthening me. Riding with you has been a spiritual awakening. ?????? . Thank you so much. ??????????????????
The film will be released on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital, On Demand and Streaming in late 2018.