Genevieve To Star With Chiwetel Ejiofor In ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’

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Nollywood star actress Genevieve Nnaji will star alongside Hollywood’s Chiwetel Ejiofor and British actress Thandie Newton in the upcoming movie ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’, a film adaptation of ?Chimamanda Adichie’s bestselling novel.

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According to her publicists from VA-PR, Nnaji will play the role of Ms Adebayo, another professor who develops a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo (Ejiofor).
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The Orange Prize-winning novel is set during the Biafran war of 1967 – 1970 in Nigeria and peruses the impact of the conflict through the story of a University Professor (Ejiofor) and his lover (Newton) her sister, a British ex-pat, and a young houseboy.
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‘Half Of Yellow Sun’ is produced by BAFTA award-winning producer Andrea Calderwood (The Last King Of Scotland) and will be directed by debutant, Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele.


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