Genevieve Nnaji has reportedly been cast in an upcoming Hollywood film titled “Farming,” the directorial debut from Nigerian-British writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Based on Adewale’s childhood, “Farming” tells story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
The upcoming autobiographical story features Nnaji alongside Hollywood actors Kate Beckinsale, Damon Idris and Gugu Mmbatha-Raw.
Idris plays the young Nigerian boy, Enitan, Beckinsale plays the white foster mother Ingrid, while Mbatha-Raw plays a kind teacher who offers Enita a chance at redemption. Nnaji’s role is currently unknown.
Genevieve Nnaji, a Nollywood veteran who is popular for classic movies such as “Ije” and “Keeping Faith,” recently made her directorial debut with the upcoming movie, “Lion Heart.”
The movie which was shot in Enugu State features the actress in a lead role alongside Steve Eboh, Pete Edochie, Kalu Ikeagwu, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh, Kanayo O Kanayo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Phyno, Peter Okoye among others.
- Chinwe Aguobi