Have you ever wondered what the Nigerian version of Jon Turteltaub’s 2013 film, Last Vegas, would look like? Well, wonder no more, as Opa Williams has brought together Richard Mofe Damijo, Zack Orji and Victor Olaotan to give us exactly that.
Titled Three Wise Men, the film will follow the follies of these three aged men. It satirizes the actions and intents of three elderly men in their mid/late 60’s who struggle to re-live their lost youth.
The three men are retired and have all settled in a suburb to enjoy their retirement benefits. How they decide to spend this retirement money remains highly humorous and dramatic. The pack is led by Irikefe (Richard Mofe Damijo) 64, a divorcee with three failed marriages after five children and refuses to re-marry. Irikefe decides to live alone as his covetous children are now grown and also live on their own but patiently waiting for him to die so they can swoop on whatever is left of him. Irikefe is aware of his children’s intentions and wants to make sure he exhausts every savings of his, before death. Upon his retirement he refurbishes his flat, buys a laptop, a nice spot car supposedly meant for a young-man, and goes for shopping, for jean, T-shirt, Papa’s Cap, sneakers and everything a young-man could dream of. The three men become an item, as Irikefe introduces them to his world of fun, from tracking girls on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, joy riding and picking the finest of young girls home for a nice time, to clubbing. Irikefe is the yippee-happy-go-old guy man, who sags and wears tattoos.
Directed by Patience Oghre Imobhio, the series also stars Tina Mba, and Ebele Okaro.
There’s very little else known about the project at this point, but as soon as more details are revealed, we’ll be sure to bring them to you.
In the meantime, you can check out behind-the-scenes photos below.
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