This is turning out to be an amazing weekend! Lupita as Ifemelu. #Repost @the.bagus (@get_repost)
It’s been four years since we first heard the news that Lupita Nyong’o had acquired the rights to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.
Well, until this year that is. Just a month ago, it was reported that the acclaimed novel would be made into a miniseries, not a movie as was initially announced. Now, the project officially has a writer: the talented actress and playwright, Zimbabwean Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead). The book follows the story of two young Nigerian immigrants, Ifemelu and Obinze, who face a lifetime of struggle while their love story endures.
So, while we are not sure if Oyelowo is still attached to the project, what we do know is that Nyong’o will be playing Ifemelu, and both she and Gurira will be executive producing the whole thing.
Watch this space for more information to be revealed in the coming months.