Starz In Black To Air ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ Movie

Starz has reached a deal with Monterey Media to air exclusively premiere the film Half of a Yellow Sun on the Starz In Black network Sept. 28, said the company.

Based on the award-winning novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the film stars Thandie Newton (The Pursuit Of Happiness) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) as two sisters from a wealthy Nigerian family who chose different life paths, according to Starz. The film also stars Academy Award winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Along with Starz In Black, the film will also be available on the network’s associated Starz On Demand and Starz Play online services, said network officials.

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