Friday, April 27, 2012

Half of The Yellow Sun


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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!. 
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Half of the Yellow Sun?? - you mean my favourite book of all time.? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt?????? You gotta be kidding me. Stop  pulling my legs ooh. Ok Miss Tilii calm down.  Ok people am so excited i cant even type right now so bear with me I will be back. My goodness - happy and excited is just an understatement. Gen and Thandie in one movie is just so exciting to me - two dynamic actresses - who are both "method" actresses.
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Ok so I'm back, I got the confirmation from Vanessa Amadi (Gen's Publicist) and the details are as follows;
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LONDON, ENGLAND – Friday 27th April 2012 – Acclaimed actress Genevieve Nnaji MFR today announced her secured role in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best selling novel ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’. The award‐winning actress who was named one of Forbes ‘Most Powerful African Celebrities’ joins the star‐studded cast of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton in the highly anticipated movie.
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The novel, which won the Orange Prize for fiction is set during the Nigerian‐Biafran War of 1967 – 1970 and explores the impact of this conflict through the twisting story of a University Professor (Ejiofor) and his lover (Newton) her sister, a British ex‐pat, and a young houseboy.
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Nigerian born Nnaji won the role to play Ms Adebayo, another professor who develops a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo (Ejiofor).  ‘Half Of Yellow Sun’ is produced by Andrea Calderwood, the BAFTA winning producer of The Last King Of Scotland and Gail Egan, whose The Constant Gardener drew Oscar acclaim. Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele, who has had a number of successes on the London stage, including his adaptation of seminal post‐colonial novel ‘Things Fall Apart,’ is making his directorial debut with this project. Yewande Sadiku and Muhtar Bakare of Shareman Media are both executive producers of the movie. Filming will commence next month and is currently scheduled for general release in 2013.
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This is the second major role landed by Genevieve who recently confirmed a role in the Tony Abulu produced movie ‘Doctor Bello’, which will see her feature alongside US actor Isaiah Washington, Vivica A Fox and Jimmy Jean‐Louis and is set for a summer 2012 release.

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(source: Vanessa Amadi - VA - PR)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am so excited and proud of gene..she has now bagged two great films.arrghhhh congrats gene!!

Adesuwa said...

This is too much!!! I love Thandie and Gene... ARGGGGG!! I have to wait until next year?! OMG!!! How?!

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