Derek Luke is the newest "it" boy to be showcased in the pages of Flaunt, the edgy fashion and industry bible published in Los Angeles. The actor is featured in a smashing black and white editorial lensed by photographer Michael Muller.
On his recent role in Glory Road: "I am not really good at [basketball]. They had Pat Riley on set to help everyone with their moves and in thinking about the strategy that the team would use to beat other more experienced teams."
On his new role in Catch a Fire as Patrick Chamusso, the legendary South African freedom fighter who was falsely imprisoned for a decade: "The hardest thing about capturing his character was embodying the right approach when he was released from prison. You have to realize for ten years there was no life. There was nothing but walls and thoughts."
We caught the film two weeks ago at a WGA screening. As far as modern political thrillers are concerned, Catch a Fire is fairly compelling, perhaps a little too even handed. However, everyone should see the film because it demonstrates the enormous psychological impact of the apartheid and police state that was once South Africa.
This weekend, Byron Mason reviews the film and found it is "hard to imagine that such a radical event, such an amazing symbol of struggle and freedom, transpired just 20 years ago, and, that so many similar struggles are being fought all over the world right now." Here, here.
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