Deadline is reporting that Genevieve Nnaji has now signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation in film, TV, and production.
This comes one month after Netflix acquired the global rights of her directorial debut film, Lionheart, prior to its Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Lionheart follows the story of an enterprising daughter (played by Nnaji) who competes with her crude and eccentric uncle to control her family business after her father falls ill.
Lionheart was produced by The Entertainment Network, and the sale of the rights was reportedly brokered by MPM Premium.
This is the first ever Nigerian sale to Netflix.
A bit about the film:
Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues. Ironically, he appoints his crude and eccentric brother, Godswill, instead to run the company with his young daughter. Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits and both Adaeze and Godswill try to save the company in their own way to crazy and often hilarious results.
Nnaji continues to be repped by 3 Arts Entertainment.