Sweetness in the Belly trailer starring Dakota Fanning
The official trailer for Gravitas Ventures’ forthcoming film adaptation of Sweetness In The Belly, based on author Camilla Gibb’s best-selling drama novel of the same name. Starring Dakota Fanning as a British woman who was abandoned by her parents in Ethiopia, the film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled for its digital release on May 8. Check out the video in the player below! (via Fandango)
Sweetness in the Belly will follow the story of Lilly, a British woman who became an orphan when her parents left her in Ethiopia. Years later as the civil war breaks out, she is forced to flee the country she had grown up in for England. She then meets and befriends Amina, an Ethiopian refugee who has also fled the same war. Together they begin a mission to reunite people with their scattered families.
The film will star Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam, The Runaways) as Lilly, Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) as Amina, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Dr. Robin Sathi, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) as Aziz Abdul Nasser.
Sweetness in the Belly is directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari from a screenplay written by Laura Phillips. The film is produced by Jennifer Kawaja, Alan Moloney, Susan Mullen, and Julia Sereny. Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women) was previously attached for the lead role.
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