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Lupita Nyong'o to Star In & Produce Love Story 'Americanah'

Lupita Nyong'o to Star In & Produce Love Story 'Americanah'

Lupita Nyong’o just signed on to star in and produce a cinematic adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s novel Americanah!

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie‘s brilliant book to the screen. Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable. It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humor and heart,” the 31-year-old Oscar winner said in a statement (via The Wrap) about signing on for the film.

The novel is “an epic love story of young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze; a romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards, and breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humor of both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of finding your way home.”

The film will be produced by Brad Pitt‘s Plan B, marking the second team-up between him and Lupita – both Oscar winners for 12 Years a Slave!

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Lupita as an actress/producer in the film???

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