Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s award-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a screenplay by playwright Biyi Bandele. This is his feature film directorial debut, with a cast that includes Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.
Adichie’s book masterfully weaves together the lives of people caught up in the the violence of the Biafran War. She is also the author of Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and the recently published Americanah.
The official release date of Half of a Yellow Sun is yet to be announced.