Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart has been acquired by Netflix, ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival today. Making the film, the first Netflix original film from the the Nigerian film industry.
Lionheart which is the veteran Nollywood actress’ directorial debut stars Genevieve Nnaji in the lead role, alongside Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Phyno, Peter “Mr. P” Okoye and more.
Here’s the full synopsis via Netflix:
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.
The film screenplay was written by Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi.