Netflix has acquired its first movie from Nigeria.
Netflix announced it has picked up the world rights to Lionheart, the directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji
Lionheart is set to have a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday 8th of September 2018
The film, which stars Nnaji, Nkem Owoh popularly known as ‘Osuofia’ , Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu, follows a young woman who has to prove her worth as she steps up to run her family’s company when her father is sidelined by health issues.
Lionheart, which has its first screening in Toronto on Saturday, is based on a screenplay by Chinny Onwugbenu, Nnaji, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba and C.J. Obasi.
The film, from T.E.N., was sold by MPM Premium to Netflix.