Releasing an exciting first-look image, Netflix and production company Fiction Valley today announced the title of the first Dutch Netflix feature film: Forever Rich. The film is written by Golden Calf winning duo, Shady El-Hamus (De Libi, Nightshade) and Jeroen Scholten van Aschat (De Libi, Fenix). Shady El-Hamus will also direct the film.
The cast includes Jonas Smulders (Richie), Daniel Kolf (Tony), Sinem Kavus (Anna), Hadewych Minis (Els), Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (Jessica), Mustafa Duygulu (Abdel), Yassin Dardour (Bilal) and Sergio Krijnen (Witte Masker). The cast will be accompanied by Jelisa van Schijndel, Martijn Oversteegen, Kendrick Etmon, Sabri Saad El Hamus, Tim Olivier Somer, Richelle Plantinga, Safae Gounane, Matteo van der Grijn, Tony van der Veer, Simen van den Berg, Finn Klinkhamer, Simon van Lammeren and Zoe Love Smith.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to work with this amazing cast. I look forward to sharing Richie’s story with the rest of the world,” said Shady El-Hamus.
The film tells the story of Richie and his journey to becoming the greatest rap-artist in the Netherlands. One evening he is violently robbed by a group of teenagers and loses his most prized possession: an expensive watch. When images of the humiliating robbery go viral, Richie's hard-earned reputation is damaged. Can Richie restore his image or will this be the end of his career?
Janey van Ierland, Co-Production & Acquisition at Netflix: “We are thrilled to finally announce the cast and title for our first Dutch Netflix feature film: Forever Rich. We can’t wait to take the fans on Richie’s journey.”
Forever Rich will launch globally on Netflix in 2021.