Arnold Vosloo shares inside details about release of hard-hitting 'Griekwastad' film

Arnold Vosloo shares inside details about release of hard-hitting 'Griekwastad' film

'Griekwastad' has been released on DStv Box Office and the lead actor divulged some interesting facts about the movie on Breakfast with Martin Bester. 

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Martin Bester caught up with Arnold Vosloo, who is currently in lockdown in Santa Monica, USA, where he has been staying for the last 25 years.

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Vosloo currently stars in 'Griekwastad' that was released on DStv Box Office on Tuesday. 'Griekwastad' is based on the bestselling true crime novel by Jacques Steenkamp.

The film and book follow the story of Deon Steenkamp (44), his wife Christel (43), and their teenage daughter Marthella (14) that were murdered in the living room on their farm, Naauwhoek, in the Northern Cape in 2012. This story has since been well publicised throughout the years.

"Our approach to the film is gonna surprise people. Even though it is based on the story of the murders, we see it from the perspective of the detective Dick de Waal," Vosloo told Martin. In the film, Vosloo portrays the role of Dick de Waal.

On his acting process, Vosloo shared that while the real Dick de Waal is still alive, he didn't want to meet him. "I was afraid that if I met him, I would attempt to imitate him." 

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"What really helped a lot was his diaries and notes on the murder. It really helped a lot to see how his brain worked," the actor added.

The film is directed by Jozua Malherbe and the screenplay is written by Tertius Kapp. It stars Alex van Dyk, Tim Theron, and world-renowned South African actor, Arnold Vosloo.


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