Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is appearing opposite film heavyweights Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Michael Fassbender, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti amongst others in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave released later this year.You can read more about Lupita in the feature profile Ciné Kenya did of her here.
‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was adapted into a screenplay by playwright Biyi Bandele. This is his feature film directorial debut, with a cast that includes Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.
Adichie is also the author of ‘Purple Hibiscus’, ‘Americanah’ and ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’.
View the wonderful trailer below:
The Guardian‘s Africa Network has collected a list of eight African movies to look forward to this year. From Nigeria they list Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun which was directed by Biyi Bandele, author of Burma Boy, and will star Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Continue reading