As reported, ‘Americanah’ – the best selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – has found a home at HBO Max.
Led by formidable Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, hotly anticipated drama will serve as a centre-piece of the new streaming service.
And as excitement around the title grows, new casting information has been revealed.
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‘Americanah’ chronicles the lives of its central characters Ifemelu (Nyong’o) and Obinze.
Against the backdrop of their love story is a multi-layered coming of age tale; one which explores the intricacies of life in Nigeria, emigration to the US, culture clash, and more in the most universal and enchanting manner.
Today, it’s been announced that two notable actors of Nigerian heritage have joined the cast of the 10-episode limited series.
Zackary Momoh, whose previous credits include ‘Harriet’ and Netflix’s ‘7 Seconds,’ will top-bill alongside Nyong’o in the role of Obinze.
Also in the mix is ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star Uzo Aduba, who will appear as Aunty Uju – Ifemlu’s sassy Aunt.
Check out how the ladies celebrated the news:
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) December 18, 2019
Nyong’o’s ‘Black Panther’ co-star Danai Gurira is on-board as show-runner.
Echoing earlier sentiments, we’re all sorts of buzzed for this.
‘Americanah’ is such a rivetting novel, so to see such applaudable casting is both encouraging and exciting.