Orange-prize award winning novel, Half Of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, is set to commence its film adaptation by March this year.
The book which was originally published in 2006 by Alfred A. Knoph tells the story of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene, during the Nigeria Biafran war which claim the lives of about three million people. It explores the effect of the war on the dynamic relationship between four individuals ranging from high ranking political figures, a Professor, a British Citizen and a houseboy.
The film will be set in Nigeria with Playwright Biye Bandele Thomas as the Director while international actress, Thandie Newton, Dominic Cooper and Chiwetel Ejiofor as some of the cast.
Half of a Yellow Sun will be funded by BFI with Andrea Calderwood, the BAFTA winning producer of The Last King of Scotland and Gail Egan of The Constant Gardener as the producers.