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“Jolly Roger”: Waltbanger Taylaur’s African Noir Crime Thriller Lands March 10th Netflix Debut

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Netflix has confirmed the streaming launch date for Jolly Roger directed by Walt Taylaur for March 10, 2023.

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The title is written by Tunde Apalowo and produced under Waltbanger 101 Productions.

The crime thriller stars Daniel Etim Effiong, Toni Tones, Deyemi Okanlawon, Frank Donga, Tina Mba, and others. It tells the story of Brume, an ordinary, law-abiding citizen, who encounters two lawless policemen one fateful night at a checkpoint, and has to face a catastrophic chain of events.

Before its release, the film was screened at The Essence Festival of Culture held between the 1st to the 3rd of July, 2022. The event was held at the New Orleans Conventions Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It is one of the most prominent African-American cultural and music festivals in the US and has been running for 26 years.

In an exclusive with Shock, when asked why he made the movie, Waltbanger had this to say:

Jolly Roger is a thought-provoking passion project that examines karma, personal boundaries, and accountability for one’s actions. I do strongly feel Jolly Roger can be an important and delightful film for years to come.”

He also admitted that the film is partly a romantic drama and partly a crime thriller. So, lovers of the two genres will find it interesting to see.

At the 18th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award, Jolly Roger was nominated in 8 categories and won the Award for Achievement in Editing. The event held on the 30th of October 2022.

Come 10th of March, Jolly Roger will be available for streaming on Netflix.

In the past few months, we have seen different crime thriller titles: Brotherhood, Woke, Shanty Town, and a host of others. What do you hope to see differently in this one?

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