Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o To Star In And Produce Love Story "Americanah"

Lupita Nyong'o just signed a deal 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," Nyong'o, 31, said in a statement (via The Wrap) about signing on for the project.

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 movie will be produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B, teaming up with Lupita twice!

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