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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Gets An Official USA Theatrical Release Date + A Boatload Of New Images, Clips

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2014 4:06 PM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Gets An Official USA Theatrical Release Date + A Boatload Of New Images, Clips

'Rogue' Returns To DirecTV 5/28 - Season 2 Of The Suspense-Drama Starring Thandie Newton

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 18, 2014 1:05 PM
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'Rogue' Returns To DirecTV 5/28 - Season 2 Of The Suspense-Drama Starring Thandie Newton

Watch New Clips From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Within New Soundtrack Music Video By D'banj

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 28, 2014 10:44 AM
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Watch New Clips From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Within New Soundtrack Music Video By D'banj

"Divided By War. United By Love" - First Release Poster For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2014 10:54 AM
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"Divided By War. United By Love" - First Release Poster For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2014 11:21 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

Watch First Promo For Season 2 Of Thandie Newton's DirecTV Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 30, 2013 8:56 PM
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Watch First Promo For Season 2 Of Thandie Newton's DirecTV Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2013 10:48 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Sells Overseas As Sales Company Fields 'Multiple Offers' From USA Distributors

TIFF 2013 Review - Biyi Bandele’s Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Misses The Mark

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 12, 2013 5:20 PM
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Before it even went into production, writer-director Biyi Bandele’s debut feature Half of a Yellow Sun sparked a huge casting debate. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the movie would focus on the stories of two sisters during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 60s and early 70s. The controversy came from the casting of the biracial Thandie Newton as Olanna, an Igbo woman. In January 2012, a petition was drawn up in protest of the casting, with the main gripe being: “Igbo people, like any other people range in physical characteristics as well as complexion. However, the majority of Igbos are dark brown in complexion. Igbo people do not look like the bi-racial Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton is an accomplished and talented actress in her own right. However, she is not Igbo, she is not Nigerian, and she does not physically resemble Igbo women in the slightest.”

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Producers Talk Film's Production (Cast, Crew, Hollywood vs Nollywood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 7:13 PM
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An excerpt from a chat with the producers of the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun that I thought worth sharing.

First Trailer For Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 2:59 PM
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As reported earlier, Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.The long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation, Bandele's feature film directorial debut, stars Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.