Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Americanah’ Movie / Brad Pitt To Produce

Published: Thursday 18th Dec 2014 by Sam

Lupita Nyong’o‘s star continues to shine bright.

The Oscar winner, who rapidly rose to prominence in ’12 Years A Slave’ last year, has landed another major role.

Together with Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, the actress has been confirmed to star in the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s wildly popular novel ‘Americanah’.

Details below…

Variety reports:

Sources tell Variety that Oyelowo is set to co-star with Lupita Nyong’o in the drama “Americanah.”

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. Plan B produced “Selma,” and after having such a good experience working with them, Oyelowo jumped at the opportunity to board another project they were producing.

The film is now looking to attach a writer and director, with no production start date set yet.

Despite being in the super early stages of development, we are elated at the news.

As many Oscar winners of Nyong’o’s hue have learned, the struggle to snag worthy roles tends to oddly become harder once the “hype” has settled.

Luckily for Lupita, who has also landed leads in ‘Star Wars’ and the new remake of ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Americanah’ is such a compelling story; one that, if retold the right way, could earn her even more accolades.

We’re buzzed!

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  1. BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

    Slaaaaaaaaay baby!!! Man I’m so proud of this woman. She achieved so much in such a short time. Her star continue to shine for real.

  2. Christal December 18, 2014

    So proud of Lupito…
    More grease!!!

  3. Beystan December 18, 2014

    This Woman is a living Proof that Black is indeed beautiful.

    • BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

      Yep!!! She was named ‘2014’s most beautiful person’ by People’s magazine.

  4. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    Yasss honeyyyyyy!!!!! She has a masters. Education will take you far…….. {Beyoncé} *clears throat*. Lupita also owns the rights to the book and will co-produce and star in the movie. AND THE SLAYAGE CONTINUES…

    • let’s be real December 18, 2014 for real? Beyonce got 460mill in the bank n runs an empire and doesnt have to pay student loans

  5. Meteorite December 18, 2014

    I’m glad Hollywood is finally start to recognize that beauty comes in different color.

  6. Suicide Blonde December 18, 2014

    She’s stunning.

  7. NeNe December 18, 2014

    She will never be bigger than 12 years a slave.

    • whysorude December 18, 2014

      @nene she has already acted in a movie that made more money than 12 years

  8. High Dolla December 18, 2014

    My gosh she looks so beautiful in that picture!

  9. Mark111 December 18, 2014

    I stop giving a sh1t about her when she attend every award show except the BET Awards. So f^ck her.

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