The distributor has picked up US rights to Half Of A Yellow Sun starring Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The film premiered in Toronto and is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the same name.

Playwright Biyi Bandele’s directorial debut also stars Thandie Newton in the historical drama set against the Nigerian-Biafran War.

Monterey brokered the deal with Metro International and plans an early summer theatrical release.