"Attack the Block" star John Boyega has signed up for two films - including the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestselling novel Half of a Yellow Sun says Variety.
The story follows several characters including a university professor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his girlfriend (Thandie Newton), their houseboy (Boyega) along with several more and sets it against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War in the late 60's when southern Nigeria attempted to secede and form their own country.
Dominic Cooper will play a British ex-patriot studying in Nigeria.
Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele will be making his directorial debut on the film
Andrea Calderwood and Gail Egan are producing the film.
Production kicks off next month in Nigeria and London.
Boyega is also in negotiations to star in Billy O'Brien's indie sci-fi flick "Creeping Zero" which goes into production this Fall.