British/Ugandan Daniel Kaluuya will be joining American Streaming giant Netflixonce again for their upcoming film The Upper World, based on the young adult, a sci-fi novel by Togo-born Nigerian-British physicist-turned-author Femi Fadugba.
Femi Fadugba previously worked in consulting and in solar energy and has written for the Financial Times and Huffington Post, he got his Master’s from Oxford University where he published in Quantum Physics and was a Thouron Scholar at UPenn. The Upper Room is Fadugba’s debut and is set to be the first in a series of novels from the writer. Kaluuya is one of the film adaptation’s producers, with Fadugba acting as executive producer on the project.
A synopsis of The Upper World via Deadline: Set in Peckham, London, the story follows Esso, who is caught in a deadly feud and on the verge of expulsion when he realizes he has an unexpected gift: access to a world where he can see glimpses of the past and the future. A generation away, Rhia is walking to football practice in 2035, unaware that the mysterious stranger she’s about to meet desperately needs her help to avert a bullet fired fifteen years ago.
With Netflix bringing the film adaptation to audiences around the world, I’m excited about the impact the story can have. I’d love to one day see teachers putting the book on their summer reading lists. I’d love to help create a world where when people talk about the new Cardi B, Giggs or C.S song, they mention the ideas in The Upper World as part of the culture as well.said Togo-born Nigerian-British Fadugba.