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Netflix Acquires Novel ‘The Upper World’; Daniel Kaluuya to

Daniel Kaluuya Femi Fadugba

Daniel Kaluuya Femi Fadugba

Netflix has landed the rights to Togo-born British-Nigerian, Femi Fadugba’s debut sci-fi novel “The Upper World” to adapt right into a characteristic movie with Academy Award Nominee Daniel Kaluuya hooked up to star, the corporate introduced on Thursday.

Kaluuya may also produce the movie alongside Eric Newman and his Screen Arcade producing accomplice Bryan Unkeless. Newman introduced the guide to Netflix. Fadugba is government producing.

“The Upper World” plot revolves round Esso who’s caught in a lethal feud and on the verge of expulsion when he realizes he has an sudden present: entry to a world the place he can see glimpses of the previous and the long run. A era away, Rhia is strolling to soccer apply in 2035, unaware that the mysterious stranger she’s about to satisfy desperately wants her assist to avert a bullet fired 15 years in the past.

“The Upper World” is the primary in a deliberate collection of novels. Penguin UK and HarperCollins US are anticipated to publish the guide in mid-2021 and early 2022 respectively.

Fadugba has a Master’s from Oxford University the place he printed in Quantum Physics and was a Thouron scholar at University of Pennsylvania. He beforehand labored in consulting and in photo voltaic vitality and has written for the Financial Times and Huffington Post.

Fadugba was repped by CAA along side Claire Wilson of the RCW Literary Agency and brokered the rights take care of Netflix.

Daniel Kaluuya’s current credit embody “Get Out,” “Queen & Slim” and Black Panther.” He’s represented by CAA and Management 360.

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