April 30, 2012

Genevieve, Stephanie Okereke land roles alongside Hollywood's Vivica Fox, Chiwetel Ejiofor in new movies

Genevieve has been cast by producer Andrea Calderwood (Producer of "The Last King Of Scotland") in 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'. The adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s bestselling novel will star Hollywood Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt) and British actress Thandie Newton. The movie, like the novel, will be set during the Nigerian-Biafran War of 1967 – 1970 and explores the impact of this conflict through the twisting story of a University Professor (Ejiofor) and his lover (Newton) her sister, a British ex-pat, and a young houseboy. Nnaji will play the role of Ms Adebayo, another professor who develops a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo (Ejiofor).
 Nigerian-born writer, director, and producer, Tony Abulu (Back to Africa) is in production for an international feature film, Doctor Bello that features Hollywood A-list actors Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Nollywood Actors Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Zack Orji, Desmond Elliot.

Synopsis
Brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10year old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work from the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond
with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the hospital’s cancer research fund.


Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertifiedNigerian Doctor, known in Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker.
 

Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the cancer speeding into remission.
 

The hospital medical board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractices. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically I’ll in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of that same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “garden of life” nestled on the peak of Nigeria”s sky mountains

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