Poster For ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ – Starring Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor,Genevieve Nnaji, Anika Noni Rose & John Boyega is out.
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is a movie based on the best seller novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that took place during the disastrous Nigerian-Biafran Civil war that led to first documented genocide in modern Africa.
“This new poster has arrived online for ’Half of A Yellow Sun,’ the feature adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel of the same name. For me, ’Half of A Yellow Sun’ is one the most compelling novels of the last decade. The Orange Prize-winning story follows the intertwining lives of several characters before and during the Nigerian-Biafran War of 1967-1970. The story is told through three different points of view: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old boy from a small village who becomes a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the warm, progressive and beautiful daughter of well-to-do city-dwellers; and Richard, a white ex-patriot originally from England, who falls in love with Olanna’s twin sister.
Thandie Newton takes on the role of Olanna, with Anika Noni Rose as her sister Kainene. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the role of revolutionary professor Odenigbo, with John Boyega as his houseboy Ugwu. Joseph Mawle plays the English writer Richard. Cobhams Asuquo and singer-songwriter Keziah Jones are also said to be involved in the production, producing original music for the soundtrack. Set to arrive later this year, ’Half of A Yellow Sun’ is adapted for the screen by Nigerian theatre director, playwright and novelist Biyi Bandele. The official synopsis for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel can be read below.
The movie tells the story of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene during the Biafran war and the effects of the conflicts on their lives and the lives of everyone around them(Flicks and Bites).”
“Half of a Yellow Sun which premiered last year in Toronto at the Toronto Film Festival features Oscar nominee and British Independent Film Awards winner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Africa Movie Award winner Genevieve Nnaji, BAFTA Awards winner, Thandie Newton, Nigeria’s X Factor judge, Legendary Musician and African Movie Academy Awards winner Onyeka Onwenu, Gemini Awards nominee Hakeem Kae-Kazim, African Movie Academy Awards winner O.C Ukeje and more! The much-anticipated movie is scheduled for release worldwide in March 2014, ” as Chris Twum reported in The Chronicle.
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ movie that came out of Nollywood featured many Nollywood stars including Geneieve Nnaji together with Award Winning artist D’Banj producing the sound track is a major breakthrough for Nollywood and Nigerian movies. ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ will soon be in the movie theaters and cinemas near you. La