NOLLYWOOD: Netflix Buys Worldwide Rights For Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lion Heart'
Just before Genevieve Nnaji’s comedy “Lion Heart” premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix has bought the worldwide rights.
The online film and tv series streaming site, must have seen the financial potential in Nnaji’s debut directorial role.
Nnaji stars with Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu.
The story follows a daughter who’s forced to work with her incompetent uncle to save her father’s ailing bus company.
Nnaji plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport.
When her father (played by Edochie) falls ill, both she and her rival (Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu) are passed over in favor of the uncle, played by Owoh.
Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits — leading to absurd results as they try to save the company.
The film also touches sexism in the workplace and finding the courage to go on a new life adventure.
Nnaji also wrote the script with Chinny Onwugbenu, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi.
Lion Heart Premieres at the TIFF, on September 8.
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