Kim Basinger is to be reunited on screen with her 9 1/2 Weeks co-star Mickey Rourke. The new film will be entitled Black November and according to the New York Post, is due to be directed by the Nigerian director Jeta Amata, director of 2011's Black Gold and the 2006 film The Amazing Grace.
The political film Black November will star Mickey Rourke as the Ceo of a ruthless oil company. The message of Western exploitation and its resultant corruption in Africa shows the actions of the immoral oil barons, responsible for oil spills, pipeline explosions ad burning villages in Nigeria. Black November will also star Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco / Volcano) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break / The Walking Dead). With the tagline "Struggle for the Niger Delta", the film is expected to be released later this year.
Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke starred together in the 1986 classic 9 1/2 Weeks. Despite receiving mixed reviews at the time of its release and under-performing at the box office, the film has become something of a cult classic and a hit in the rental market. It's known for its erotic and sado-masochistic content and the onscreen chemistry between Basinger and Rourke. Mickey Rourke reprised the role in the 1997 sequel Another 9 1/2 Weeks, though Basinger did not appear in that movie. A second sequel was filmed in 1998 but neither was involved.