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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
April 4, 2014 4:06 PM
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If you're in the UK, congrats because 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 open in UK theaters a week from now, on April 11, while the rest of the world waits in anticipation to see it. 

Also those in Nigeria are in luck because the film opens there on April 25.

For USA audiences, Monterey Media has announced today that the distribution company will be opening the film in the United States on May 16th.

Along with that announcement came a whole bunch of new images from the film, some of which you can see embedded below.

Ahead of its UK release, 3 new clips from the film have been released, showing off footage that we haven't seen before. Those clips are also embedded below.

Biyi Bandele's feature film directorial debut, stars Chiwetel EjioforThandie Newton, John BoyegaAnika Noni RoseJoseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji, in a drama that weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of civil war, with a newly independent 1960s Nigeria as the backdrop.

Produced by Bafta award-winner Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Ega (The Constant Gardner), the film is a British/Nigerian co-production and was shot at Tinapa Film Studio in Nigeria and in the UK.

For more info on the film's release, visit

Watch the 3 new clips below; and underneath, you'll find several new images, and finally the release poster:

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  • A Real Black Man | April 6, 2014 12:06 AMReply

    It's funny to me that every one of the main actors in this film in real life goes home to a white man or white woman.

  • AccidentalVisitor | April 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    Funny how? I mean funny like a clown?

    You seem to be a REAL black man in desperate need of a REAL life if you are thrown off by the dating/marrying choices of others. What if they were all homosexual in real life? Would that be "funny" to you to considering their screen characters are heterosexual? Or would you merely grant the fact that the are actors playing roles and therefore they don't have to share all the same characteristics, traits and preferences that their screen counterparts do?

  • Sane | April 6, 2014 9:05 AM

    Funny, where is the humour?

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