Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to TIFF selection Lionheart, its first Netflix Original film from Nigeria, which premiered in Discovery on Friday.
Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji makes her directorial debut on the story about a woman in a male-dominated industry who steps up to run her father’s company when he falls sick and must work alongside her incompetent uncle.
Nnaji stars with Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu. Chinny Onwugbenu wrote the screenplay with Nnaji, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi.
T.E.N. – The Entertainment Network produced Lionheart, which received its world premiere on Friday, and MPM Premium handles international sales.