In the trailer for Across the Rising Sun, we see Beverly Naya like never before. She is not playing her usual vixen role; here, she plays Nnaji Diallo, an overzealous detective with a vendetta.
This year, Naya has been making creative decisions that push her away from the stereotypical roles she has been cast in. She recently produced Skin, a documentary on colorism and some of her roles have deviated from romance.
Across the Rising Sun is a Martial Arts Action/Drama about a rookie Investigator for the Nigerian Police Force named Nnaji Diallo, who is assigned her first case, the suspected suicide of a foreign English teacher.
It’s supposed to be an open and shut case, but when the victim’s brother, a former bounty hunter named Derrick arrives from America, the case begins to unravel. Convinced his sister was murdered and consumed by his lust for justice, Derrick embarks on a mission of revenge that threatens to tear apart the city of Lagos, while during the course of her investigation, Nnaji stumbles onto the trail of an unknown gun smuggler operating in the area.
Nnaji’s case and Derrick’s lust for revenge come crashing together to reveal a crime of epic proportions and the two of them must team up together to save hundreds of innocent lives.
Across the Rising Sun is directed by Christoper Miles, who has been part of Hollywood projects such as The Hunger Game, The Dark Knight and Avatar. The film stars Angel Valerio, Gbenga Titiloye and Charles Etubiebi (Ojukokoro & The Delivery Boy).
Watch the official trailer for Across the Rising Sun below.