A prominent Nigerian actress is finally included in this cast. Multiple award-winning A-list actress Genevieve Nnaji will join the star-studded cast of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best selling novel Half Of A Yellow Sun.
The Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) award recipient will play Ms Adebayo, another professor who develops a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo (Ejiofor).
Set during the Nigerian-Biafran War of 1967 – 1970, the novel, which won the Orange Prize for fiction 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.
After 'Doctor Bello' which will see her feature alongside US actor Isaiah Washington, Vivica A Fox and Jimmy Jean-Louis, this is the second major role the Imo-state citizen is getting involved in.
Filming of Half of a Yellow sun will however commence next month and will be released in 2013.
I'm a huge fan of Genevieve, can't wait to see her input (and others' as well)