Tim Robbins and Derek Lukewill head the cast in Working Title's production of Phillip Noyce's HotStuff, a political thriller set in South Africa.
Based on the true story ofPatrick Chamusso, an ordinary man forced to resort to terror, the film is setin a turbulent and divided South Africa in the nineteen eighties and thepresent day.
Robbins plays a charismaticpoliceman who investigates Patrick and his family. Luke plays Patrick, a saboteur sentenced to 24 years imprisonmentfor his daring solo attacks against the brutal regime. Luke's recent credits include FridayNight Lights and Antwone Fisher.The film also stars Bonnie Mbuli (Drum).
Hot Stuff is written by Shawn Slovo and produced by Tim Bevan,Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella and Robyn Slovo. Sydney Pollack serves asexecutive producer.
Principal photography willbegin in August on location in and around Johannesburg, Cape Town andMozambique.