PHOTOS | We walk the red carpet with SA's Sharlto Copley and more at the Beast premiere

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South Africa's very best walked the red carpet at the Beast premiere on Thursday evening at the V&A Waterfront.

News24's Bashiera Parker spoke to actors Sharlto Copley, as well as Naledi Mogadime, Martin Munro and Kazi Khuboni.

Also in attendance were Cape Town City Manager Lungelo Mbandazayo, Western Cape Chair of Standing Committee Gillion Bosman, TV personality Katlego Maboe and Die Antwoord, to name a few.

Beast, which stars Idris Elba as the lead, as well as Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries, follows Dr Nate Samuels, who returns to South Africa after the death of his wife. At a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Copley), his journey home soon takes a turn when he finds he must protect his family after they're hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving the savannah has but one apex predator.

"This film has scares. It has excitement," Sharlto Copley tells us on the red carpet. "We're watching it the premiere the other night in New York. And I was just watching people literally on the edge of their seats, literally biting nails."

He says: "I've never been in a movie where that's happened, I suppose. I've never done a thriller, but it was an amazing experience."


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Channel24 got to see a special screening of the film.
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Cameras were set up as a few famous faces were about to walk the red carpet.
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Pictured here is TV personality Katlego Maboe, who recently returned to the spotlight.
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Lungelo Mbandazayo, Cape Town City Manager, was first to walk the red carpet.
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Actor Naledi Mogadime plays Idris Elba's wife in the film. She says her character is really the "heart" of the film, and why Elba's Dr Nate Samuels returns to South Africa.
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Martin Munro plays a poacher in the film.
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Kazi Khuboni who plays a pilot in the film was dressed to the nines.
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Khuboni, whose worked with Idris Elba before, says it was a whole new dynamic starring alongside him as an actor herself this time around.
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Actor Sharlto Copley makes his way down the red carpet.
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Copley plays Martin Battles - a very masculine figure, with a whole lot of heart.
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Copley is joined on the red carpet by Die Antwoord.
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It was a family affair, with Copley's nephew (left) and brother, musician, Donovan Copley, also joining him at the Cape Town premiere.
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The cast stood together for one last photo before seeing the film on the big screen.
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Beast opens in SA cinemas on Friday, 12 August.

Beast opens in South African cinemas on Friday, 12 August.

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