After a five-year hiatus since the release of her acclaimed Netflix movie “Lionheart” in 2018, Genevieve Nnaji is poised to make a triumphant return to the screens. The Nigerian actress and filmmaker has embarked on an exciting new project, breathing life into Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s widely acclaimed book “I Do Not Come To You By Chance”. This announcement has stirred anticipation among fans and cinema enthusiasts alike.
Reports from Toronto International Film Festival have surfaced revealing that Genevieve Nnaji has taken the bold step of adapting Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s captivating novel into a cinematic masterpiece. The narrative delves into the story of a young man’s determined quest to shield his family from the harsh realities of hunger. Set against the backdrop of the treacherous world of Nigerian email scams, the film presents the protagonist’s relentless pursuit to safeguard the well-being of his loved ones, showcasing the lengths to which he is willing to go.
The book “I Do Not Come To You By Chance” has gained widespread recognition for its compelling storytelling, earning a coveted spot on The Washington Post’s prestigious “Best Books of the Year” list, a testament to its literary prowess and impact.
Genevieve Nnaji, known for her multifaceted talents as an actress and filmmaker, has taken the helm as the driving force behind the film adaptation. Collaborating closely with co-executive producer Chinny Carter, she is set to bring the gripping narrative to life on the silver screen, infusing it with her signature touch and creative vision.
Joining the cast are Blossom Chukwujekwu and newcomer Paul Nnadiekwe, both of whom will play significant roles in the cinematic rendition of the story. With their talent and dedication, they are expected to contribute to the authenticity and depth of the characters, further enhancing the impact of the film.
See the announcement by Toronto International Film Festival below:
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