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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!

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15 Comments

# 1

Super news. Good going Lupita!!!

# 3
VirtualInsanity @ 06/05/2014 at 5:12 pm

Yeah!! I’m so happy to hear this news! Loved the book…

# 4

FEMINISTS UNITE!!!! Good for her

# 5

When are they remaking the color purple starring keira knightely

# 6

Ok I got it. Brat is hitting that

# 7
sweetness @ 06/05/2014 at 6:19 pm

@Frances:

She has a boyfriend and is that how you think she got ahead by sleeping her way with Pitt?

# 8

I like her but I wish she would surround herself with other people than Pitt. He and Angelina are as fake as they come. Bad for her reputation.

# 9

I loved this novel. She’ll do it justice.

Great, great!

shenanyginz @ 06/05/2014 at 7:25 pm

A big fan of the book and a big fan of Lupita. SUPER EXCITED!

Annabelle @ 06/05/2014 at 7:52 pm

YAY!! Go get it girl!!

partygirl @ 06/05/2014 at 8:58 pm

Americanah is an absolutely fabulous book. I couldn’t put it down. I’m so happy that Lupita is finding amazing projects to work on following her Oscar win. She is also slated to be in the new Star Wars.

She will be in the new Star Wars movie also. So she is not just hanging around Brad and Angelina

I love her but she’s the epitome of kenyan privilege. Without her connections and a politician for a father she would never be allowed to opt the rights of anything, especially not with only one movie in her curriculum and inexperience and now she will cast herself in a role that could have been given to a girl that fit the part better and is the same ethnicity the character is (no, woc and african people are not interchangeable)

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