You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mawle joins ‘Yellow Sun’

Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel

British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria.

Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and Gail Egan are producing the feature debut of Nigerian theater director, playwright and novelist Biyi Bandele, who is helming from his own adaptation.

Exec producers are Yewande Sadiku and Muhtar Bakare. The cast also includes Nigerians Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji and Zack Orji.

Newton and Rose portray twin sisters while Ejiofor plays a professor and Mawle an English writer.

Filming will continue until June 23 on location in Nigeria and in London. International sales are handled by Ealing Metro.

More Scene

  • Robert Downey Jr'Avengers: Infinity War' film

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere Draws Largest Contingent of Marvel Superheroes

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

  • Beautycon Festival

    Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton Promote Self-Love at Beautycon NYC

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

  • J.K. Rowling on the Future of

    J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    British thesp Joseph Mawle (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria. Film is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the struggle to establish the independent republic of Biafra in Nigeria. Andrea Calderwood and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content