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Ejiofor to make directorial debut

Published 09/07/2013 | 13:42

Chiwetel Ejiofor will direct an adaptation ofThe Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Chiwetel Ejiofor will direct an adaptation ofThe Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Chiwetel Ejiofor is to head to the director's chair for a film adaptation of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

The Bafta-winning actor will reportedly write and direct William Kankwamba's autobiography on the big screen, reported Deadline.

The British actor will only be involved behind the camera and is not expected to star in the film, which tells the story of the Malawian man who, at the age of 14, built his family an electricity-generating windmill from basic library book plans.

Chiwetel - who will star in the Young Vic production of A Season In The Congo from July 16 - will next be seen in Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave, in which he plays enslaved Solomon Northup alongside Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.

The 35-year-old will also appear in the big-screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book Half Of A Yellow Sun, which is about the Biafran war.

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