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Washington: British actor Daniel Kaluuya has been roped in to star in Netflix's feature adaptation of the upcoming science-fiction novel 'The Upper World'.

The 'Black Panther' actor will also bankroll the film along with Screen Arcade's Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless via their first-look deal at the streamer, cited The Hollywood Reporter.


The novel is a debut work from the British-Nigerian writer Femi Fadugba, and it revolves around the story of Esso, a man caught in a deadly feud who realizes he has an unexpected gift - access to a world where he can see glimpses of the past and the future.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Upper World' is the first in a planned series of novels from Penguin UK and HarperCollins US, which are expected to publish the book in mid-2021 and early 2022, respectively.