Super Eagles and Arsenal football club player, Alex Iwobi, is starring in a yet to be released Nollywood movie, sources claimed.
The Arsenal forward, who is ready for the new Premier League season, allegedly took acting classes to properly prepare for his performance in the movie. While many of his football fans are concerned that the movie role may affect his game during the season, insider sources claim that the filming for the movie rounded up weeks ago and the project is in the final stages of post-production.
While there are slim to no details about the movie released to the public, it has been gathered that action flick will find Iwobi taking on the role of a heroic character. There are said to be a number of stunts in the movie by Iwobi and a stunt double, It is unclear whose decision it was to keep Iwobi’s alleged involvement in the movie a secret but the football player reportedly has no problem with it.
Here’s what an inside source had to say about it: “Iwobi is a very simple guy. He wanted to work on the project away from the public eye so he would have enough time to focus on making his major acting debut a great one. He likes to dedicate himself wholly to any project he does and this was no different”.
Principal photography is said to have ended as the movie’s first teaser is set to be released soon. This would be Iwobi’s very first acting role in a major production.