The Wrap is reporting that Netflix has acquired the global rights of Genevieve Nnaji’s film, Lionheart, which premiered on Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film 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.
Congratulations to Genevieve Nnaji!