Sony to adapt Yaa Gyasi's novel 'Transcendent Kingdom' for film

Transcendent Kingdom is the second novel by Gyasi published in 2020, with her first one being Homegoing in 2016
Yvonne Orji; Transcendent Kingdom novel
Yvonne Orji; Transcendent Kingdom novel

Sony Pictures Television will make the film adaptation of Ghanian author Yaa Gyasi's novel Transcendent Kingdom which will be developed by Yvonne Orji.

The novel is about a neuroscientist, Gifty, who is a first-generation Ghanaian growing up in rural Alabama, who through of study of depression and addiction in mice goes on an inward journey to make sense of the suffering she has seen around her. The narration goes back and forth to her childhood and present.

Transcendent Kingdom is the second novel by Gyasi published in 2020, with her first one being Homegoing in 2016.

Orji has been signed for a first-look deal by Sony Pictures Television for a period of two years. Under the agreement, the writer-actress will develop scripted drama and comedy series for cable and streaming.

Yvonne Orji is an Emmy-nominated, Nigerian-American comedian, actor, writer, author and producer, who is well known for playing Molly in HBO comedy series Insecure.

Orji was last seen in the horror-comedy film The Blackening, directed by Tim Story and written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins.

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