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According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Boyega and his UpperRoom Productions label are teaming up with Netflix to assist bolster the streaming service’s content material for Africa, with an emphasis on non-English movies and variations of African “literary properties, Nollywood classics, screenplays, and mythology.” Netflix’s first African film, Queen Sono, simply got here out final month, and it clearly has massive plans for its enlargement into the continent if it’s having a manufacturing firm particularly deal with it and utilizing a well-known man from Star Wars.

Boyega, whose household is from Nigeria, mentioned in a press release that he’s “thrilled” to be working with Netflix on this, particularly with the concept of creating non-English movies that adapt African tales and “unique materials.” We don’t know a lot else about what Boyega is planning or if he’ll have any extra energetic involvement in these initiatives, however he did discovered UpperRoom in 2016 so he might function a producer on Pacific Rim: Rebellion, so in that one instance he did additionally star within the factor he’s producing.