Netflix acquires global rights to Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'

Ejiofor’s directorial debut is set in Malawi.

Netflix has picked up global rights, excluding China, Japan, and UK free-tv, to Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

The Malawi-set film stars Maxwell Simba as a 13 year-old boy who can’t afford to go to school but dreams of building a windmill to save his village from famine. Ejiofor plays his father and also adapted the screenplay, which is based on the book of the same name by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

The film is produced by Andrea Calderwood and Gail Egan of the UK’s Potboiler Productions,
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