Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ film

Written by MCJStaff   // May 16, 2014   // 0 Comments

(Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in a film still from "Half of a Yellow Sun" ©2012 Shareman Media Limited / The British Film Limited / Yellow Sun Limited)

(Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in a film still from “Half of a Yellow Sun” ©2012 Shareman Media Limited / The British Film Limited / Yellow Sun Limited)

 

by    -theGrio.com

Nigeria’s booming film industry has taken a step in the right direction with the forthcoming U.S. release of Half of a Yellow Sun.

The blockbuster movie stars Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, alongside Hollywood star Thandie Newton, as well as other reputable actors.

The film is directed by celebrated playwright-turned-filmmaker, Biyi Bandele. It is based on a bestselling novel of the same name by acclaimed author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

“I read the book,” says Nigerian-born British director. “I loved it and fell in love with the characters.”

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