Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu To Direct Hollywood Film

Kenyan movie director Wanuri Kahiu is set to direct a film with ‘Stranger Things‘ star Millie Bobby Brown. The film is based on a young adult fiction novel titled ‘The Thing About Jellyfish‘ written by Ali Benjamin. Such works of fiction target readers between 12-18 years which means the film will target a young audience.

Universal Studios, who have produced Hollywood hits such as ‘The Fast and Furious‘ and Lupita’s ‘Us‘ which shows this March, will produce this new movie.

Wanuri Kahiu’s talent and global appeal shone in her Kenyan lesbian film ‘Rafiki‘ which was banned in Kenya. The film screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and one of the actresses, Samantha Mugatsia, recently won an award for her role.

Wanuri will be taking on a mega role with this Hollywood film together with 15-year old Millie Bobby Brown so it’s interesting to see what they’re going to produce.

The story follows Suzy and her adventures after her best friend drowns in an accident. Suzy is however convinced that her friend’s true tragedy was caused by a rare jelly-fish sting. She retreats into a silent world of imagination and crafts a plan to prove her theory, even if it means travelling the world, alone.

Millie Bobby Brown will play Suzy. We’re rooting for Wanuri and we’re happy that she’s continually conquering the global arena.

Wanuri posted the news on Twitter and the reactions were positive.

 

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