Kenyan Film Director, Wanuri Kahiu Bags Job in Hollywood

The popular Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu has landed a role in the novel adaptation of the book ‘The Thing about Jellyfish’ by Ali Benjamin.

Wanuri will take on the role of director with playwright Molly Smith Metzler taking on the script and Millie Bobby Brown as the main actress.

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News of the new gig comes a few weeks after her critically-acclaimed film ‘Rafiki’ bagged an award at The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). Samantha Mugatsia who played the role of Rena in the film was named ‘Best Actress’ at the film festival.


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