Nigeria's Nollywood Reaches Mainstream with 'Half of a Yellow Sun'

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in a film still from “Half of a Yellow Sun”.

Nigeria’s bustling film industry is about to take a giant leap forward with the upcoming U.S. release of "Half of a Yellow Sun."

Starring Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave"), who was born in London to Nigerian parents, and acclaimed actress Thandie Newton, the film is Nigeria’s most expensive movie to date with a budget of $10 million.

Read more: Nigeria's Nollywood Reaches Mainstream with 'Half of a Yellow Sun' – ABC News.

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