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NGO OKAFOR STARS OPPOSITE JONAH HILL AND JAMES FRANCO IN “TRUE STORY”, PRODUCED BY BRAD PITT
New York, New York, May 13th, 2013—The star meter for the most downloaded black male model, Ngo Okafor, continues to skyrocket. Okafor’s body of work as an actor is stacking up at a furious pace. Ngo has just wrapped shooting his part in the feature film, “True Story”, opposite Hollywood heavy hitters Jonah Hill and James Franco. “True Story” is produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Ngo Okafor plays the part of Ibrahim, an Ibo (Nigerian language) translator, in the film.
“True Story,” an adaptation of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, chronicles Finkel’s discovery that his identity had been stolen by Christian Longo, a fugitive who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after murdering his family and fleeing to Mexico. Hill is portraying Finkel on screen, with James Franco playing the role of Longo.
Mr. Finkel was banished as a contributing writer for The New York Times in early 2002 for faking much of a magazine cover storyabout the travails of a young African plantation worker, who turned out to be a composite. Seeking redemption, he quickly struck up what proved to be a mutually exploitive relationship — mixing friendship, journalism and some bizarre exploration of shared reality — with one Christian Longo.
Mr. Longo had just murdered his wife and three children in Oregon. And then, improbably, Mr. Longo assumed Mr. Finkel’s identity as he went on the lam outside the United States.
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