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Marky Jahjali: A young talent set to make it big in film

  • Ellen R. Tunggono

    Contributor

Bandung   /   Sun, October 28 2012   /  11:29 am
(Courtesy of Marky Jahjali)

(Courtesy of Marky Jahjali)Horror master Stephen King’s story The Woman in the Room will get a new adaptation — by promising Indonesian filmmaker Marky Jahjali.

“The adaptation will be titled Wanita Itu. It will incorporate Indonesian social culture as its background while still retaining the essence of the actual story,” said Marky.

Wanita Itu is produced by Skylar Pictures, the company that made last year’s emotional drama Surat Kecil Untuk Tuhan (A Little Letter for God). Surat Kecil garnered the largest film audience in the country last year, drawing more than 740,000 viewers.

Marky said that preparations for the production are currently under way, with seasoned actor Slamet Rahardjo agreeing to play the lead character. Marky hopes veteran actress Christine Hakim will join in to complete the strong cast.

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