Netflix Picks Up Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directorial Debut THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
Many geeks will recognize Chiwetel Ejiofor for his roles in Serenity, 12 Years a Slave, and Doctor Strange among many others. Now, we’ll get to know Ejiofor as a director as he makes his directorial debut with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Based off the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, here’s a synopsis:
In addition to directing the film, Ejiofor wrote the screenplay and will star alongside Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Philbert Falakeza, Joseph Marcell, Aissa Maiga, and Lemogang Tsipa. The film was shot last year in Malawi and Netflix has recently acquired the global rights (with some exceptions) to the film.
Ejiofor said this about the story: