Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Lionheart, the directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 8.
Starring Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu, Lionheart marks the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.
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 screenplay was written by Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi. Lionheart was produced by T.E.N. – The Entertainment Network.