‘Farming’, a movie based on the childhood of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, will premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.


The Nigerian-British Hollywood star has been working on the biopic for the last few years.

The movie tells the story of a young Nigerian boy ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future.

But things did not go as planned, as the boy opts to join a white skinhead gang, after being incessantly bullied by the group. He eventually rose to become the leader of the gang.


Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the writer and director of ‘Farming’ which stars Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Genevieve Nnaji.

‘Farming’, alongside Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’, is among the discovery selection of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

The festival will present 343 films in total (255 features, 88 shorts), compared to 340 in TIFF 2017 (256 features, 84 shorts.)


Of the selection, 232 features are world, international or North American premieres.

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