Genevieve Nnaji signs film deal with US agency

Nollywood Actress , Genevieve Nnaji , has signed a film deal with United Talent Agency .The deal , it is also suspected , will see the ‘ Lion heart ’ actress collaborating with top Hollywood filmmakers to produce movies from African including Nigerian stories .
UTA , also represents Hollywood ’ s Angelina Jolie , Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow , Channing Tatum , Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor , Kim Soo Hyun and Liv Tyler , according to Deadline report .

Meanwhile , Netflix announced its acquisition of the rights of Nnaji ’ s comedy ‘ Lion Heart ’ just before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festivals in September , making Lionheart the first original feature from Nigeria to debut on the streaming service .

Nnaji , who is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood , has starred in a number of Nigerian features including Ijé : The Journey , Tango With Me , Doctor Bello , Half of a Yellow Sun , and Road to Yesterday, a film that marked her first outing as a producer .

( NAN )

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