The filming of Half of A Yellow Sun, the movie based on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book of the same name, has finally wrapped in Nigeria, reports Arise Magazine. The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Genievieve Nnaji, is centered around the Nigerian-Biafran war of the 1960s, and follows the lives of Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family who must deal with a new reality amidst war.
The film was adapted for the screen by Nigerian playwright and novelist Biyi Bandele and is expected in theaters in 2013.
The film's soundtrack will
be composed by Nigerian-British musician Ben Onono and composer Paul Thomson.
There's been much controversy surrounding the film, which AfriPOP! contributor Luso Mnthali recently documented in “Can Thandie Newton Play an Igbo Woman?”