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Djimon Hounsou Is Set To Star in Paramount Thriller 'A Quiet Place Part II'

The Beninese actor comes in replacing Brian Tyree Henry who withdrew over scheduling conflicts.

Djimon Hounsou will be joining the second iteration of the 2018 Paramount blockbuster thriller, A Quiet Place, Deadline reports.

The Beninese actor is stepping in to replace Brian Tyree Henry and will be playing a leading role in A Quiet Place Part II. Tyree was forced to exit the project due to scheduling issues. Hounsou will be joining the cast including Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Cillian Murphy.

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Still from 'Daughters of Lucifer."

6 Nollywood Horror Films to Watch On Youtube This Halloween

Nollywood takes horror to whole other level, of course.

There are few things in this world more mindlessly entertaining than a Nollywood film. Add horror into the mix and you're in for a spooky—often unintentionally—funny viewing experience, replete with references to juju, low-budget special effects portraying demonic spirits, and intensely hyperbolic performances.

What's even better about Nollywood horror films, all shenanigans aside, is that sometimes, they can actually scary—just ask any Nigerian child growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s—often considered the heyday of the genre—who was brave enough to watch.

READ: The 20 Best Nollywood Films of All Time

Nollywood horror films encompass all that's unique about the Nigerian film industry, wrapped into cynical cinematic treats. With today being Halloween, it's the perfect occasion to indulge.

From recent titles to occultic-themed classics, here are 6 Nollywood titles available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure.

For more Nollywood flicks revisit our lists of the 20 Best Nollywood Films of All Time and 10 Nollywood Love Stories on YouTube That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Love Life.

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Nollywood Vet & Director Genevieve Nnaji Signs with Major Talent Agency, UTA

Another well-deserved win!

Nollywood's own Genevieve Nnaji continues to position herself for world domination with this new move.

The actress, who recently made her directorial debut in Lionheart, has signed with UTA, a premier global talent agency, Deadline reports. She continues to be represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.

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The Side Eye: Amber Rose, Gerard Butler, the King of Swaziland and More!

The 'Side eye' is the facial response given to people, events, or actions that are silly and ridiculous. Side Eye Stories will summarize instances that we can't be bothered to write a long-form response to, but wanna express our skepticism towards. Without further ado, here are this week's picks:

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