Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Actress Thandie Newton Begins Shooting "Half a Yellow Sun"
The film adaptation of prize-winning novel "Half a Yellow Sun" is underway in Calabar, Nigeria. Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, John Boyega and Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in the epic love story.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the story weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war in the 1960s, centering on Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family who return to the African country after going to school in England. The twins then become embroiled in the Nigerian civil war.
The British thespians are joined by several Nigerian actors for the ensemble cast.