EXCLUSIVE: Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the Toronto-bound romantic drama adapted from Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning novel. Sisters Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are privileged twins who return to 1960s Nigeria from abroad and take starkly divergent paths as the nation falls into a violent civil war. Biyi Bandele wrote and directed the pic which is produced by Andrea Calderwood and exec produced by Yewande Sadiku, Muhtar Bakare, Gail Egan, Norman Merry, and Peter Hampden. Metro is repping sales out of Toronto. Here’s an exclusive clip from Half of a Yellow Sun:
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 10, 2012 – DIRECTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of an original suspense-drama, ROGUE, starring award-winning actress Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) from leading independent studio Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Greenroom Entertainment. ROGUE marks DIRECTV’s first foray into commissioning an original drama series exclusively for its customers. Production is slated to begin in August 2012 and the series will premiere next summer 2013 on DIRECTV’s Audience Network.
EXCLUSIVE: After venturing into original scripted series with the pickups of two acclaimed dramas that had faced cancellation, Friday Night Lights and Damages, DirecTV is moving onto launching its own original drama series. I’ve learned that the …
Jamie Bell has signed on to star with Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton in The Retreat, the British thriller that begins production in Wales next month. Produced by Magnet Films, the thriller focuses on a couple vacationing on a remote island as they try to repair their marriage. When they find a soldier washed up on the beach in a biohazard suit, they discover everyone else has been killed by an airborne virus. Carl Tibbets is making his directorial debut on the script he wrote and Magnet’s Gary Sinyor is producing and David Frost is exec producer.