Our stars are going places and we totally love this new development. And so two of Nollywood's best actresses, Genevieve Nnaji and Stephanie Okereke will join Hollywood's Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Bern Cohen in a blockbuster film labelled, 'Dr bello'.
Written and directed by award-winning producer Tony Abulu, the film's theme states, "The Cure for Cancer has been found in the Sky Mountains of Africa, and an American Oncologist will risk everything to get it."
Scheduled for release in 2012, Doctor Bello is the first movie project financed in part by the recently established Nigerian Intervention Fund for the arts and entertainment industry administered by NEXIM Bank.
Dr. Michael Durant, a cancer specialist in a bid to overcome his emotional trauma, having lost his 10year old daughter to cancer develops a relationship with Sam, a sick but boisterous seven year old son of a rich Jewish couple who are major donors to the hospital's cancer research fund.
Determined to save Sam who later goes into coma, a Nigerian Nurse persuades him to visit Dr. Bello, an inexperienced Nigerian Doctor who is known in Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker.
Sam recovers speedily after Dr. Bello secretly visits him at night and dispenses a strange African medicine. Surprised by the new twist, the hospital medical board investigates the case and suspends Dr. Durant.
Dr. Bello who is later arrested and indicted for medical malpractices falls critically ill in jail and can only be saved if he administers the same medicine which can only be found in the mysterious "garden of life" located on the peak of Nigeria's sky mountains.