Danny Glover arrives for the Lambertz Monday Night 2015 at Alter Wartesaal on February 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany

Danny Glover arrives for the Lambertz Monday Night 2015 at Alter Wartesaal on February 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany

*Danny Glover is in Nigeria filming a movie based on people who risked and sacrificed their lives to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country.

Glover told the Associated Press Thursday he is proud to take part in the film, called “93 Days,” because of the achievements made by the real-life characters.

Nigerian actress Bimbo Akintola will portray Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, who diagnosed the first Ebola case in Nigeria, and stubbornly refused to discharge the Liberian man who was sick with the infection despite pressure.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Adadevoh eventually died along with seven other people who contracted the deadly disease. Her actions ensured that the fast-spreading viral infection was quickly contained.

Glover will portray the director of the hospital where Adadevoh worked.