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South Africa gets ready for Leon Schuster’s Mr Bones 2

The most anticipated film of the year, Leon Schuster’s Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past will have the biggest release ever for a South African film when it opens on 110 screens on 27 November 2008. As a result of unprecedented interest in Mr Bones 2, special preview screenings have been arranged at selected cinemas across the country on Saturday, 22 November and Sunday, 23 November. The film which stars Leon Schuster along with Leeanda Reddy, Kaseran Pillay, Tongayi Chirisa, Meren Reddy, Keith Gengadoo and funny man Alfred Ntombela, is directed by Gray Hofmeyr and produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring.

Mr Bones 2 had its World Premiere at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on 13 November. The film received a phenomenal response with the audience breaking out in raucous laughter throughout the film.

Schuster’s unique brand of comedy has made him South Africa’s No.1 Box Office Superstar and the foremost box office attraction in South Africa. He is the mastermind behind the phenomenally successful films, Mr Bones which broke all South African box office records and outgrossed all Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings films. Additionally, four of Schuster’s films, viz. Mr Bones, Mama Jack and Oh Schuks, I’m Gatvol have outgrossed all James Bond films. Schuster also holds the distinction of having three films in the All Time Top 10 Grossing Films in South Africa which includes Mr Bones, Mama Jack and Panic Mechanic.

Producer Anant Singh commented, “Leon has done it again – and better than ever ! Mr Bones 2 will certainly have audiences rolling with laughter and bring much needed comic relief to family audiences of all ages and ethnicities. We are thrilled that the film will have the biggest release ever for a local film. Mr Bones 1 broke all box office records and we are confident that Mr Bones 2 will perform better and also break Titanic’s box office record of R40million.”

Group Executive of SABC Content Enterprises, Mr. Mvuzo Mbebe said, “The SABC is delighted to be a partner in Mr Bones 2. The film is the funniest I have seen this year and, as the SABC, we are confident that the film will perform exceptionally well at the box office and will definitely break records.”

Mr Bones 2 is a Videovision Entertainment release through United International Pictures (South Africa).

Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with the SABC, Distant Horizon and Mr Bones (Pty) Ltd. The film stars Leon Schuster, Leeanda Reddy, Tongayi Chirisa and Kaseran Pillay. It is edited by Johan Lategan and director of photography is Chris Schutte with music by Didi Kriel. The film is executive produced by Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh with the screenplay by Leon Schuster and Gray Hofmeyr. It is produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring and directed by Gray Hofmeyr.

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