AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS (Ghana,Nigeria,SA,Kenya etc)
A True African Movie Addict and Critic with the greatest passion for nothing but the best African Movies. No Holds Barred Reviews where I-Tell-It-Like-It-Is(hence Ms Tilii).I believe in QUALITY movies NOT QUANTITY.(This Blog was born in 2008).
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.
. Ok so I'm back, I got the confirmation from Vanessa Amadi (Gen's Publicist) and the details are as follows; .
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 Newtonin the
highly anticipated movie.
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.
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
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.