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Half of a yellow sun trailer

Biyi Bandele, who directed the Half of a Yellow Sun film adaptation, shared the wonderful news on Facebook today. If Deadline Hollywood is to be believed, Monterey Media Inc. has secured the rights for the film.

We are looking at an early summer release of the much anticipated film. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, Half of a Yellow Sun premiered in Toronto at the TIFF last year and is finally set for a theatrical release.

I’m quite pleased. Actually more than pleased. I’m elated! Here’s the statement made by Deadline Hollywood:

Monterey Media has secured rights to Half Of A Yellow Sun, co-starring Golden Globes-nominated12 Years a Slave thesp Chiwetel EjioforHalf of a Yellow Sun is based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and features Ejiofor as a revolutionary who falls in love with Olanna (Thandie Newton), one of two sisters whose stories unfold against the backdrop of the Nigerian-Biafran War. Anika Noni Rose also stars in the drama directed by Biyi Bandele. Half of a Yellow Sun is produced by Shareman Media and BFI in association with Metro International Entertainment and Kachifo Limited in association with Lip Sync Productions LLP and A Slate Films. Metro International’s Natalie Brenner and monterey’s Scott Mansfield negotiated the deal. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, will open theatrically in early Summer. Read More

To keep your appetite wetted and ready for the summer, here is the trailer. Enjoy!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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