Golden Globe nominated British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo will star with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’, this is according to Variety
Based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel, the story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.
Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood. The film is now looking to attach a writer and director with no production start date set yet.
Oyelowo has a busy end of the year with “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year” all bowing in the last month. He is expected to be in the Oscars conversation for his performance in “Selma,” and can be seen next in the indie “Captive” opposite Kate Mara.