Lupita Nyong'o To Star in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Novel, Americanah
Just few days ago, we learned that Lupita Nyong'o would be starring in the next Star Wars VII. Today it has been officially announced that Lupita Nyong'o who recently optioned the film rights to Americanah - a novel by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - would also be featuring in the movie.
Nyong'o teamed up with D2 Productions, Brad Pitt's company Plan B and Potboiler Productions, to secure the rights to develop the book into a feature film.
Americanah is a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. The plot also portray the struggles of a the woman who emigrates to America for a university education.
Now, my question is? Who is going to play Obinze? I hope they picke one of Nigeria's nollywood actors. That would be very interesting! Congratulations to Chimamanda and company!!!