Desert Flower to Debut in U.S. Theaters

Desert Flower staring model Liya Kebede and actor Anthony Mackie will be released in theaters in the United States in early 2011. In 2009 the film went overseas and made its’ round in the film festival circuit.

Desert Flower, directed by Sherry Horman, tells the story of Waris Dirie (Kebede), who escaped Somalia at 13 and spent her adolescence as a maid in her country’s London embassy. A regime change forces her onto the streets of London, but she is discovered by a famous fashion photographer, and this scared, homeless runaway evolves into a glamorous runway superstar.

Sally Hawkins, Juliet Stevenson and Timothy Spall also star in the real life Cinderella-like movie.

Desert Flowers will be released in the theaters through National Geographic Cinema Ventures.

Check out the trailer below:

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