Lupita Nyong'O has acquired the rights to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' and there is movement on the adaptation after all.
Just a month ago, it was reported that the critically acclaimed novel would be turned into a mini-series, not a movie as was initially announced. Now, the project officially has a writer: the talented actress and playwright, Danai Gurira.
This will mark the third time Nyong'o and Gurira work together. Prior to playing Nakia and Okoye, the enchanting women protecting T'Challa in Marvel's Black Panther, Gurira wrote Eclipsed — the play that landed Nyong'o her first Tony nomination.
Speaking with Extra, Nyong'o revealed that the Americanah adaptation is the next project on her she plans to tackle. The book follows the story of two young Nigerian immigrants, Ifemelu and Obinze, who face a lifetime of struggle while their love story endures through it all.
Nyong'o will be playing Ifemelu, and both she and Gurira will be executive producing the whole thing.
We expect more information to be revealed in the coming months and we cannot wait to see how this exciting and long-awaited project unfolds.